The decision comes after a presentation with sexual material occurred at a high school in Lumsden, Sask. according to Duncan.
The material consisted of graphic sexual vocabulary through letters of the alphabet.
Planned Parenthood did not present the material to the classroom, but one student obtained a pamphlet separately.
The pamphlet titled: ‘SEX: From A-Z,’ describes itself as ” a set of cards intended for gay, bi, and queer young people. This is a fun and accessible resource that facilitates humorous and frank discussion among young people about sexuality and HIV and STI prevention. It can also be used by service providers as a discussion tool in workshops and training sessions.”
“It’s completely inappropriate to be in a classroom, and has no part being in a classroom,” Duncan said. “We want to make sure that the material is not going to be part of the resources that will be provided to students.”
Duncan said the ministry will review the province’s sexual education material to ensure it is age appropriate.
He says the ministry should wrap up the review by September, adding that Planned Parenthood could again be allowed to present in schools.
More to come…
— with files from the Canadian Press