The Deceiving Statistic Demonstrating Teenagers are at Greater Risk

By: Jason Gayler

I have begun to wonder about a phrase I hear over and over again in the media and in meetings; “Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) has been statistically proven to reduce teen sexual activity.”  During the March 5th meeting at Palm Springs Unified School District, statistics were cited on teen pregnancy and teen sex activity from the mid 2000’s vs now noting a significant drop in both. Do you know what else changed since the mid 2000’s? Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, iPhone and other smart phones, internet gaming, internet porn, chat rooms, texting. Of course instances of teen sex and pregnancy are down since teens are less likely to leave the house today! It seems at best intellectually dishonest to cite statistics from studies that do not control for this incredibly relevant variable. Perhaps some other statistics should be considered; such as, number of instances of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria before vs after exposure to CSE. Noting that transgender and gender fluid teens are substantially more likely to experience severe psychological distress compared to gender-conforming teens, how can we not see the danger in confusing children with the promotion of this ideology?

Here’s another statistic: according to the California Department of Public Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases have increased at an alarming rate since the 2000’s. “In 2017, the burden of notifiable bacterial STDs in California (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) continued to be substantial and increasing when compared against 2016 and the prior five years.” Here are the facts, fewer teens are having sex but instances of STDs have dramatically increased. Could we then conclude that since the introduction of CSE, among those actually leaving the house and interacting with others, they are experimenting more but are less responsible in their sexual behaviors? My name is Jason Gayler, I’m a concerned California Father.