The World Health Organization (WHO), besides being criticized internationally for mishandling the COVID-19 crisis, is one of the world’s main promoters of comprehensive sex education for young children. President Trump recently suspended American funds to the WHO while Justin Trudeau has committed additional funds to the WHO on behalf of all Canadians.
As a United Nations organization, the WHO partnered with UNESCO to publish its guidelines for comprehensive sexuality instruction in schools. The 2009 document was called “International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education”, and was reissued in 2018.
The WHO/UNESCO guidelines include:
Learning Objectives for Level I (ages 5-8):
- “Girls and boys have private body parts that can feel pleasurable when touched by oneself.”
Learning Objectives for Level II (ages 9-12):
- “Many boys and girls begin to masturbate during puberty.”
- “Steps for proper use of condoms.”
- “Legal abortion performed under sterile conditions by medically trained personnel is safe.”
Learning Objectives for Level III (ages 12-15):
- “Respect for the different sexual orientations and gender identity.”
- “Deﬁnition, reasons for, and legality of abortion.”
- “Sexual behaviours include kissing, touching, talking, caressing, oral intercourse and penetration.”
Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum reflects these guidelines in teaching masturbation to sixth-graders, gender identity from grade 8 up and technical instruction in the pleasurable aspects of sex as well as condom use from grade 7 up.
Any right-thinking individual will see the above learning objectives as at least an intolerable violation of childhood innocence and at worst a stepping stone for those who seek to traffic children.
Judith Reisman has written extensively on how this view that children are sexual beings from the beginning had its origins in Albert Kinsey’s criminal experiments on children, in which children were raped, purportedly to reveal their capacity for orgasm. Kinsey was also the originator of the idea of gender fluidity, that humans are largely bisexual. Kinsey’s philosophy is carried on today by the Kinsey Institute’s Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US (SIECUS), another partner of UNESCO.
Does this sound like a crowd you really want to hang around with? Definitely not!
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Teresa Pierre, Ph.D.
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