Monday June 17, 2013 Source: ONE News. Resources [from the New Zealand Family Planning Association Inc., the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and Rainbow Youth Inc. – all are registered charities], to advise young people on sexual health in New Zealand are seriously flawed and skip over critical information, a campaign group claims.
Family First [NZ] has commissioned US psychiatrist Dr Miriam Grossman to review several websites and other resources aimed at advising sexually active young people.
Grossman, who describes herself as a sexual health “activist” on her website, says the resources fail to give thorough information and “students are left misinformed, and with a false sense of security”.
She examined several websites recommended to young people including curious.org.nz, getiton.org.nz, theword.org.nz, sexnrespect.co.nz, iwannaknow.org and attitude.org.nz.
“While most of these resources claim to promote sexual health, we find, overall, little encouragement of restraint or self-discipline. Instead, students are informed that at any age, sexual freedom is a ‘right’,” Grossman said.
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The New Zealand Family Planning Association Inc. (Reg, No. CC11104), Rainbow Youth Inc, (Reg. No. CC24284) and the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (Reg. No. CC22230) are all registered charities involving in advocacy. Rainbow Youth runs the website www.curious.org.nz and www.rainbowyouth.org.nz The NZFPA runs the website www.theword.org.nz and promotes material from www.iwannaknow.org NZAF (Reg. No. CC22230) runs the websites www.getiton.org.nz and www.nzaf.org.nz and is the registrant for the domain name curious.org.nz (administered by Rainbow Youth