Planned Parenthood Announces Interactive Mobile Tools for Teens
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has announced the launch of nine mobile interactive tools designed to link sex education with teens’ online activity. The “tools” are located on Planned Parenthood’s website, making it easy for kids and teens to access information about sex from their smartphones or computers.
Though the new “tools” are mainly focused on teens, Planned Parenthood also has lots of advice for parents of preschoolers about how to talk to their very young children about sex.
For example, if a preschooler asks, “How do babies get in your tummy?” Planned Parenthood recommends the following response:
When a woman has a baby in her tummy, it is called a pregnancy. Women have tiny eggs in a special part of their tummy. Men have very tiny seeds. Sometimes, when a man and a woman have sex together, the man puts his penis in the woman’s vagina. They can start a pregnancy if one of his seeds comes out his penis and joins with one of the eggs in her body. Do you have any other questions about that?
For kids in elementary school, Planned Parenthood recommends the following response to the question, “Is it okay to touch yourself?”
Sure, it’s okay. It feels good to touch ourselves, but we should only touch ourselves in private.
And if a young elementary school-age child asks about how people get AIDS, Planned Parenthood urges parents to tell them about the “tiny germ called HIV” and explain:
The good thing is that most people can avoid getting AIDS by using condoms when they have sex.
In the Planned Parenthood video above, children appear to have been coached to say things they do not seem ready to understand, while the parents are made to look foolish and awkward at best as they try to avoid their parental responsibility of teaching their children about sex. The only time in the video the parents assert themselves is when the teenage girl asks for birth control. The parents respond “No, No, No, No, No!” which, according to Planned Parenthood, is the wrong answer.