Students tell a different story.
"She really contributed negatively to the sexual environment at GW," Campbell said. "She used a lot of scare tactics to keep people from having sex . . . all her facts were hyperbolic or unreasonable."
Senior Julia Foley didn't attend the assembly but says she's heard plenty about it since - mainly students shocked by Stenzel's tendency to yell into the microphone or her admonition that "there's no condom for the heart."
"I just didn't think they'd bring someone in to talk about stuff like that," Foley said. "A lot of people were offended by it, and you're not going to change someone's mind that way."
Tuesday's presentation was an aside from the students' usual lessons in sexual health, which happen in classrooms throughout the year. State code requires that curriculum to emphasize abstinence but include information on other forms of birth control.
So, said Brenda Isaac, the school system's head nurse, even if they didn't get that information from Stenzel, students are getting it in school.
"Personally I like to see a whole comprehensive lesson," Isaac said. "But that happens in their classes."
Margaret Chapman Pomponio, executive director at West Virginia Free, a Charleston-based pro-choice group, said West Virginia's legislative code supports a relatively comprehensive form of sex education, though the system often breaks down during implementation.
Pomponio heard about the controversy surrounding Tuesday's assemblies this week. She called talks like Stenzel's "dangerous."
"It's not only disappointing, it's outrageous that a speaker would provide not just inaccurate facts but judgmental rhetoric aimed at hurting students," she said. "Using fear and scare tactics does not help our youth, and we know when young people are given medically accurate information, they're able to make informed decisions."
Becky Jordon, a member of the Kanawha County Board of Education, was at the assembly Tuesday, sitting with staff (her son attends GW, and she wanted to see Stenzel speak). Jordon thought there was "nothing inappropriate" about Stenzel's presentation and said that if scare tactics were employed, they were appropriate.
"You know what?" Jordon said. "I think STDs are scary. I think having a baby as a teenager is scary."
Contact writer Shay Maunz at shay.ma...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4886.