....is apparently pretty rotten, as the CDC admits that STD infections are, once again, up. Worse yet, some bacterial infections once treated with antibiotics are....becoming untreatable. Seems like something we're doing isn't working, and by the way, abstinence based sex ed ended close to a decade ago. At least it was measured--in my opinion wrongly, but nonetheless measured--as merely "ineffective". What we're doing today is downright harmful.
Maybe a great place to start would be to start teaching young people that if they choose to sleep around, the odds are close to 100% that they will be sleeping with people who have, or have had, an STD. Go further and note that while condoms reduce HIV transmission, and Gardasil reduces HPV transmission and infection, there isn't a whole lot science can do to reduce other STDs if a person chooses to sleep around.
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