A report from the Administration for Children and Families released on Tuesday found that several federally funded comprehensive sex ed programs examined contained medical inaccuracies.
For quite some time, critics of abstinence until marriage policies have critiqued such programs as being medically inaccurate, and promoted CSE programs as being "medically accurate." Based upon this report, it seems like their claims about the accuracy of CSE programs were unfounded. However, I won't make the same mistake they do an paint all CSE programs as being inaccurate. But this certainly destroys the claims that such programs are in fact "medically accurate".
Here is one excerpt from the report Review of Comprehensive Sex Education Cirricula
Most comprehensive sex education curricula reviewed contain some level of medical inaccuracy. Of the nine curricula reviewed, three had no medically inaccurate statements.6 The most common type of medical inaccuracy involved promotion of nonoxynol-9, a common spermicide; three curricula had medical inaccuracies involving nonoxynol-9.7 While condoms with nonoxynol-9 (N-9) had previously been recommended for reducing the risk of HIV and other STD in the 1990s, research over the last decade has demonstrated that nonxynol-9 is at best ineffective against STDs and HIV, and at worse increases
Since these programs are supported with federal dollars, I wonder if the ACLU will threaten to sue the Government over medical inaccuracies, as they threatened over abstinence until marriage programs?
And I wonder where Dr. John Santelli's 20 page declaration on the scientific and medically inaccurate aspects of these CSE curricula is at? He had no problem writing one to address medical inaccuracies of some federally funded abstinence programs, so where is his one for these programs?
For background on the ACLU, Santelli, and medical inaccuracies regarding three abstinence until marriage programs, read the Washington Post story: