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'Gay' Sex Education Book Targets Children as Young as 2



A BOOK which teaches children about lesbian mums getting pregnant using sperm donors is being pitched at kids as young as two.

The controversial publication, Where Did I Really Come From?, also features a drawing of two gay men holding a baby in a chapter about surrogacy.

The publisher's marketing spruiks the book, which includes in-depth descriptions of sexual intercourse, as suitable to be read to two-year-olds.

It was being advertised at some Sydney book stores and inside the cover as being part of the New South Wales Attorney General Office's Learn to Include program, the Daily Telegraph reported today.

 

But Attorney-General John Hatzistergos said this morning: "There is no connection between the Attorney-General's office and the book Where Did I Really Come From.

"Nor is there any connection between the Attorney-General's Department and the book.

"The NSW Government has not funded or endorsed the book at any time. Any assertion to the contrary is incorrect."

In a chapter on assisted conception, the book tells children: "Sometimes, a woman really wants to have a baby but she doesn't want to have intercourse with a man.

"Some women want to bring up a baby by themselves, or with another woman, so the baby gets two mums."

Angry family advocates claim the book targets children too young.

"It devalues the traditional family unit and at the very least desensitises us," Focus On The Family spokeswoman Deb Sorensen said yesterday.

The book was first penned in the early 1990s, but has been updated.

Author Narelle Wickham defended the book, describing it as a mainstream publication which just went further about ways of conceiving children.

"It is just trying to normalise to children that there are many ways to conceive a child," she said.

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