To the extent that sex education is in any way permissive toward teenage sexual activity, it fosters poor character and feeds into the societal problem of sex-out-of-control. In practice, it usually fails. Most of the trials her group reviewed pitted novel interventions against conventional programs. They just come up to you and grab you. If we do not move decisively—in our schools, families, churches, government, and media—to promote a higher standard of sexual morality in our society, we will surely see a continued worsening of the plague of sex-related problems—promiscuity, sexual exploitation and rape, unwed pregnancy, abortions, sexually transmitted diseases, the emotional consequences of uncommitted sex, sexual harassment in schools, children of all ages focused on sex in unwholesome ways, sexual infidelity in marriages, pornography, the sexual abuse of children, and the damage to families caused by many of these problems. A Lou Harris Poll, commissioned by Planned Parenthood a leading sponsor of comprehensive sex education , found that teens who took a comprehensive sex education course including contraceptive education were significantly more likely to initiate sexual intercourse than teens whose sex education courses did not discuss contraceptives. We did, and Supt. Condoms do not make sex physically safe. Medical research has found that condoms do not significantly reduce the frequency of tubal infection and infertility stemming from this disease. According to a report prepared for House Democrats, language used in abstinence-based curricula often reinforces "gender stereotypes about female passivity and male aggressiveness" — attitudes that often correlate with harmful outcomes including domestic violence , the report notes. Recruit trusted medical professionals with charitable spirits and good communication skills to help out. We need to educate teens whenever and wherever they are. Research about abstinence-only programs is already quite clear, as we document in two new scientific papers in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Kirby, several of whose own studies were cited in the Canadian research, said he has found 10 components of sex education that can reduce teen pregnancy and influence adolescent sex habits. The average age for initiating sexual activity has remained around 17 or 18 since the early s. The scientific evidence is clear. Praise their attempts while learning.