Conservative Nashville group giving students biased sex education

Posted May 28, 2013 by Marcus Hondro
Decisions, Choices and Options is a group in Nashville that regularly talks to students about sex education but the talk being given isn't often based on facts. Rather, the conservative group uses what are arguably scare tactics.
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Decisions, Choices and Options is a non-profit group founded by Joi Wasill, USA Today reports, and a recent talk of Wasill`s to high school students was replete with misinformation. She gives her talks with Beth Cox of a local school board.
Wasill tells students there is a new sexually transmitted disease as powerful as AIDS now on the scene (there is not), that one in 4 who engage in sexual activity at a young age will contact an STD (that figure is high) and that STDs have a high-likelihood of leaving the female infertile (they can, but only if untreated).
Wasill and Cox also give out untrue information on abortions that are meant to scare, USA Today noted, and they tell students about a faith-based center for pregnant women. Every medical textbook, Wasill tells students, says life begins at conception. Further, Cox tells them that the pill often doesn`t work and that a friend of hers became pregnant on it three times. Condoms routinely break, she says.
God told Joi Wasill to talk to students
Wasill has said she and her organization, which she was moved to create after God spoke with her some years ago, has an answer each time a question is raised about the material she teachers. She said all the information is from texts and is correct. For example: the new strain of AIDS? She says that is a new strain of gonorrhea she read about.
When informed about the talk the women give, Michael Hayes, a school board member, voiced surprise over the content but was not overly concerned.
"Fortunately, I believe...high school kids are smart enough to separate fact from fiction and that some of the opinions and scare tactics used in the presentation they will know are incorrect," he told USA Today in an email, adding that he`d need to know more to make full comments on Wasill and her group.
Wasill, meanwhile, is delighted to be able to give students her version of the facts when it comes to sex ed. "We are in 38 high schools across Tennessee, and we are happy and thrilled that God has just literally flung open the doors of the public schools," she said.