Legislation Against Optimal Health for Youth

February 5, 2019

There is a strategic push underway to normalize teen sex and advance “sexual rights” of youth even if that notion opposes family and community values. Demonstrating this strategy, several concerning bills have been introduced or are currently under debate in legislatures across the country. These bills are pushing for radical...

Do We Really Care about the STD Epidemic Among Youth?

November 15, 2018

For the fourth year in a row infection rates for gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia have all risen. According to the CDC, gonorrhea rates have increased by 67 percent, and syphilis by 76 percent! Chlamydia remains the most common STD, with infections at more than 1.7 million cases, rising from 1.6 the year before. These...

Teen Sex is Always About More Than Sex

April 26, 2018

From our Executive Director, Mary Anne Mosack:   Like a breath of fresh air introduced into a long enclosed space, a new funding opportunity has been released from the Office of Adolescent Health(OAH) bringing into view a more balanced approach to sex education. The new Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) funding...


See More



The Weekly Update: May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

Gender Dysphoric Youth Need Treatment Based on Science vs. Politically Correct Agendas "Sex education is targeting younger and younger children, teaching them to ask whether they might be transgender.  Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Guidelines are being implemented in schools, enforcing the use of preferred gender pronouns and opening bathrooms and...

The Weekly Update: April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

SRA Programs, #MeToo and Consent In the current culture of the #MeToo movement, many wrongly portray SRA programs as not discussing the issue of consent in their sex ed presentations. In actuality, consent, sexual assault and dating violence are not new issues to SRA programs. Within the holistic approach that...

The Weekly Update: April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

Ascend President is Panelist at Yale University Conference Talking about sex education in the era of #METOO, Ascend President/CEO, Mary Anne Mosack, was invited to share views on a number of sex education topics with a panel of four participants representing diverse perspectives on how sex education has been impacted...


Learn More:

Blog   Videos   News