Parents Group Slams School Survey Asking Students How Often They Have Sex, if They’re Transgender
by Ryan Foley
A parent advocacy group is slamming the largest school district in Virginia for administering a voluntary survey that asks students personal questions about their sex lives.
Fairfax County Public Schools, located just outside Washington, D.C., allows students in grades 8, 10 and 12 to participate in a “Youth Survey,” which includes a section probing the minors about their sex lives and gender identity.
Specifically, students are asked if they “ever had sexual intercourse,” how old they were when they “had sexual intercourse for the first time,” how many people they “had sexual intercourse” with in their lives and the past three months and if they used contraception or took drugs or alcohol before engaging in such activity.
The section asking students questions about their sexual behavior concludes with an inquiry about whether or not they had oral sex.
The survey also includes a question noting that “some people describe themselves as transgender when their sex at birth does not match the way they think or feel about their gender.” The survey asks the respondent if they identify as transgender.
Another question at the beginning of the survey asks students to identify their sexual orientation.
…The advocacy group Do Better FCPS was formed in response to the disapproval of the district’s actions during the coronavirus pandemic and seeks to increase its perceived lack of accountability, transparency, excellence in leadership and focus on high caliber education.
“How exactly does knowing how many sexual partners a student has improve your ability to educate?” the group asked in a Twitter post.