Below are several slides from the Thrive "Best Choice" curriculum being taught in public schools. The comments in red have been added by Expose Thrive, to highlight the problems with this curriculum.
A large part of the Thrive "Best Choice" curriculum that is not shown here includes over 30 slides with gross, disgusting-looking pictures of sexually transmitted infections. Thrive "Best Choice" promotes the idea that you are essentially guaranteed to contract an STI if you have sex.
...Of course, this is not actually true in reality. Thrive does not explain to students how they can greatly reduce their risk of contracting STIs and getting pregnant if they properly use condoms and birth control.
Thrive equates sex with gross, disgusting, "yucky" STIs, without describing to students how they can access and most effectively use condoms and birth control to reduce the chances of STIs and unintended pregnancies as much as possible. This is a public health risk!
Thrive teaches students that they are dirty, "yucky," and gross if they have sex...or also if they've been raped. Thrive tells kids that once they've been "exposed" through sexual contact, they are dirty and gross. This shaming by Thrive can be psychologically damaging to all children, but particularly victims of rape and sexual abuse.
Thrive promotes an unhealthy fear of all sex and sexuality, using medically inaccurate statements in their attempt to scare students out of having premarital sex.
Thrive also excludes LGBT+ students from the conversation about sex and sexuality. Thrive describes sex as though it is penis-vagina only. They also promote gender stereotypes. Thrive "Best Choice" describes boys as aggressive and being the ones who want sex & pressure girls into doing it, while describing girls as being graceful and not being the ones who desire having sex.
These are the school districts who still allow Thrive "Best Choice" to teach students:
-lindbergh School District
-Fort Zumwalt School District
-st. charles School District
-bayless School District
-Hancock Place School District
-Confluence Academy charter schools
-Lift for Life Academy Charter School
-Lincoln County school district
-winfield school district