Chicago Public Schools is moving forward this school year with a mandatory sexual and health course for five-year-old students. The sex education program will teach students about wellness, anatomy, puberty and sexual health, according to Think Progress.
The curriculum, according to CBS Chicago, will focus on bullying, correct names for external body parts and the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching.
“As you identify body parts, you talk about should you be touched here or not.,” said Stephanie Whyte, the CPS Chief Health Officer. “And if someone touches you, and it’s uncomfortable, you should tell a trusted adult.”
The curriculum will also introduce young children to homosexual lifestyles.
“Whether that means there’s two moms at home, everyone’s home life is different, and we introduce the fact that we all have a diverse background, “ said Whyte.
The proposal for sex education for young school-aged public school students was endorsed by then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2007.
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