.- Early this week, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts hosted a panel in which Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute brochures containing sexually explicit material to the young girls. The panel served as part of the annual U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
According to the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), the brochures titled, âHappy, Healthy and Hot,â are aimed at young people with HIV and give graphic details on sex, encouraging a casual approach to sexual experimentation. The brightly colored pamphlets feature silhouettes of young people and state, âMany people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourseâ¦ But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!â
The pamphlet continues by encouraging adolescents to âImprove your sex life by getting to know your own body. Play with yourself! Masturbation is a great way to find out more about your body and what you find sexually stimulating. Mix things up by using different kinds of touch from very soft to hard. Talk about or act out your fantasies. Talk dirty to (your sexual partner).â
C-FAM also reports that the CSW event also held a young women's caucus that was co-moderated by the Girl Scouts and the YMCA. Part of the caucus included an âIntergenerational conversationâ that addressed âreproductive healthâ as well as a recent Girl Scout project aimed âat securing the right of women, men and adolescents aged between ten and twenty-five, to better reproductive and sexual health.â
Several leaders of U.N. organizations also released a joint statement at the CSW this week called the âU.N. Adolescent Girls Task Forceâ which encourages U.N. agencies to support initiatives âthat empower â¦ adolescent girls, particularly those aged 10 to 14 years.â One aspect of this âempowermentâ is providing these young girls with âlife-skills based sexuality education, HIV prevention, and sexual and reproductive health.â
According to C-FAM's Friday Fax, Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women of America argued that Planned Parenthoodâs initiatives are motivated with the intent of increasing their revenue. âGovernments and NGOs should be aware of Planned Parenthoodâs insidious plan to work with U.N. agencies and girlsâ organizations in order to profit from encouraging kids to be sexually active,â Wright stated.