Miriam Grossman, M.D.

You see what I mean? Parents are told: we know when it comes to teen sex, you want us to put up a big red light, and that’s what we do. We are all on the same page.

But kids are told: at every age, you are a sexual person, and you have the right to express your sexuality in whatever way you wish. If that’s not a huge green light to teens, I don’t know what is.

Where can kids go for help in advocating for their sexual rights? One place, suggests Ms Kempner in the pamphlet, is the ACLU.

I’m pleased to have been on the radio with Ms. Kempner and to have her insistence on the record that SIECUS considers parents the primary sex educators of their children, that her organization works with parents, and that they simply seek to augment what children hear at home.

The truth is SIECUS undermines parents. This radical group comes between parent and child. Ninety percent of parents want their children to delay sexual behavior, at least until after high school. SIECUS tells kids that while delaying sex is the only sure way to prevent infection and pregnancy, it is only one option among many. Some teens are sexually active, it points out, and others are not. Each teen has the right to decide what’s best for himself or herself.

This is like a nutrition expert saying: there are many types of diets. A diet low in saturated fats, carbohydrates, and sugars will help avoid obesity and cardiac disease. Some people choose to follow this diet, others don’t. Every person has the right to decide what to eat.

Contrary to their claims, the priority for SIECUS is not the health and well-being of young people. It is promoting their radical social agenda of sexual freedom. And when sexual freedom reigns, sexual health suffers.

This is not an abstraction to me; I’m a doctor who is tired of seeing a steady stream of young people come through my office, casualties of the worldview that places sexual freedom before sexual health. The only power I have to fight this calamity is the power of the pen. While the nation struggles over issues related to health, and stands on the verge of supporting organizations like SIECUS with millions of tax dollars, does someone with authority have the courage to stand up and put an end to this fiasco?

Miriam Grossman, M.D.

Miriam Grossman, M.D. is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She is author of the new book "You're Teaching My Child What?"