Monday, November 16, 2009

Helping out Darwin

Well it's a good thing we spent all of those years educating our children that sex is icky and shouldn't be thought of before marryin' happens. Them fine years of abstinence only education has resulted in a sharp increase in STD infections. Woo hoo!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American squeamishness about talking about sex has helped keep common sexually transmitted infections far too common, especially among vulnerable teens, U.S. researchers reported Monday.

Latest statistics on chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis show the three highly treatable infections continue to spread in the United States.

"Chlamydia and gonorrhea are stable at unacceptably high levels and syphilis is resurgent after almost being eliminated," said John Douglas, director of the division of sexually transmitted diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"We have among the highest rates of STDs of any developed country in the world," Douglas added in a telephone interview.
Yes! Once again the bane of Al Capone is back to drive young people insane again. I guess it's a good thing the current administration doesn't buy into all that hooey.

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