June 27, 2011 --
Below is a transcript from a Georgene Rice KPDO FM interview with Miriam Grossman, child and adolescent psychiatrist and author of “You’re Teaching My Child What?: A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Education and How They Harm Your Child”.
Georgene: It’s disturbing to me that we have to have this conversation. But I am so grateful that you have made the commitment to help parents look behind the facade of sex education that I think most parents assume is well-balanced and based on science.
Grossman: Most parents probably do assume that. And that’s one of the reasons I wrote the book. I want to warn them and empower them and to challenge the organizations and hold them responsible for what they are doing, which is a scam. I’m a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and for many years I’ve worked with young people. In particular, I worked for 12 years with students at UCLA. I worked at the counseling center there. As the years went by, and I was seeing thousands of kids, I became aware of the level of sexually transmitted infections in this population. In light of the fact that these kids were well-educated about other health issues, such as diet, protecting themselves against the sun and being careful about what they ate and drank, it was surprising to me that these same kids had already become infected with a sexually transmitted infection or bacteria. I couldn’t understand how such bright and educated kids who knew about all sorts of other health issues were ignorant about many things related to sexuality. So I started to study sex education, and I went on to the websites of Planned Parenthood and other organizations,.and what I discovered made my already curly hair curl even more.
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