Sex education imposed by the UN causes impotence, early sex lives, teenage pregnancy and homosexuality

Summary

The Georgian Ministry of Education signed an agreement with three different UN committees according to which human rights, gender equality, healthy life and reproductive health (a.k.a sex education) will be taught in schools. Psychologists warn us that sex education at an early age leads to earlier sex lives, abortions, impotence, and teenage pregnancy. In addition, it causes a decline in intellect and creative skills as well as to a psychological inability to engage in marital life and inclination to homosexuality.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western values suggesting that the international institutions try to demoralise and morally corrupt Georgians.

There is no scientific evidence that proves the causal relationship between sex education and impotence, teenage pregnancy, homosexuality or early sex lives.

The United Nations Population Fund is working with the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science to integrate material on reproductive health and healthy lifestyles into school curricula.

In countries with implemented sex education, the birth rate in teenagers is low. For instance, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland have the lowest adolescent fertility rates across the globe. In contrast, countries without sex education in schools like South Caucasian countries and Russia have higher adolescent fertility rates.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 161
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: Western values
  • Outlet: Geworld.ge
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