During the summer slump, two United Nations agencies -- United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) -- issued highly controversial new guidelines for sexuality education of children around the world. These groups have a long history of pushing "reproductive health care," and the new report, International Guidelines on Sexuality Education, builds on an earlier report released by the International Planned Parenthood Federation to promote the "need and entitlement" for sexuality education for children beginning at age five.
Not surprisingly, both documents argue for "guaranteeing" the sexual rights of children and for integrating sexuality education as an essential aspect of human rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights is cited as the source for the assertion of the absolute human "right" of young people to have sexuality education, access to condoms, and abortion-on-demand.
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