SLATER Sharon (U.S.A.)

President of Family Watch International

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Lecture and abstract of the conference entitled:
Demography and the Culture of Relationship between Couples
27-29 May 2021, Hungary
Organized by Family Science Alliance, Batthyány Society of Professors and European Family Science Society


The impacts of sex education on children and the family: controversies, harms and solutions.


Children are the most valuable asset of any nation as they will form the future families of the world. However, if sexualized prematurely, research shows they will be much less likely to form healthy, stable families. One of the greatest assaults on the institution of the family, therefore, is the assault on the health and innocence of children through implementation of a radical and harmful form of sex education known as comprehensive sexuality education or CSE. Aggressively pushed by multiple UN agencies and Western nations, CSE is designed to raise up the rising generation in radical sexual and gender ideologies.

CSE is touted as the magic panacea to world problems such as teen pregnancy, STDs, domestic violence, gender inequality and more, yet the oft-made deceptive claims for CSE are not supported by current research. In fact, current peer-reviewed research has found more evidence of failure than success for CSE and more evidence of success for abstinence-based sexual risk avoidance approaches. Governments that prioritize family-supportive and family-friendly policies must prioritize the protection of children against premature sexualization by adopting sexual risk avoidance approaches to sex education.

Two important tools will be presented: (1) A sex ed curriculum analysis tool designed to help identify 15 of the most common harmful elements found in CSE programs, and (2) Model evidence-based sex education standards that can be adopted by governments as a framework for effective and healthy sexual development education.

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