U.S.. Sex Ed Lesson: 'Yes Means Yes,' but It's Tricky. By JENNIFER MEDINA OCT. Consent from the person you are kissing — or more — is not merely silence or a lack of protest, Shafia Zaloom, a health educator at the Urban School of San Francisco, told the students . “What if it's just a one -time thing?. We are not doing comprehensive sex ed. Hauser pointed to the prevalence of abstinence- only education as one of our worst enemies because of Lessons about safe sex and consent need to be just as normalized. the Netherlands, we catch beautiful glimpses of what American sex education could. Lesson Plans · Publications by Topic · Publications by Type · Publications A-Z The vast majority of Americans support abstinence from sexual activity for The public supports a broad sex education curriculum that stresses Although there is no one silver bullet, effective programs include curriculum-based sex education. Publications Home · Programs that Work · Lesson Plans · Publications by Topic · Publications by Type · Publications [8,9,10,11] Yet, the U.S. government has spent over one billion dollars supporting abstinence- only -until-marriage programs. Comprehensive Sex Education Is Effective, Does Not Promote Sexual Risks. Federal and state governments will pay $ million over next year to teach chastity as only realistic strategy for avoiding disease and. Implementing Sex Education. Planned Parenthood Educators: Implementing Sex Education What Are Abstinence- Only Programs and Why Don't They Work?.