There are a million and one reasons why comprehensive sex education is the right choice. It is time for the Gwinnett County School board to make the right choice for their students.
Since 2000, Gwinnett County Schools have been using the Choosing the Best curriculum.
- Choosing the Best fails to provide an inclusive, safe, secure learning environment for many students, including L.G.B.T.Q.I.A+ students and survivors of sexual violence.
- Systematic reviews of Abstinence-only curricula show that they have no impact on the initiation of sexual intercourse, and no evidence that it reduces the number of partners.
- A 2012 meta-analysis from CDC found insufficient evidence of change in STIs, condom use, and pregnancy.
- Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine says that “Abstinence-only-until-marriage” as a basis for adolescent health policy and programs should be abandoned.
According to CDC’s National Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT), Choosing the Best receives a ZERO for accuracy. You can read the report here.