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Wed May 6, 2015, 10:24 PM

Texas high school that doesn't teach sex ed surprised by chlamydia outbreak

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/05/1382656/-Texas-high-school-that-doesn-t-teach-sex-ed-surprised-by-chlamydia-outbreak

A Texas high school is in the middle of a chlamydia outbreak, officials say. But according to the school district's student handbook, it does not offer sexual education.

Several students in one Crane, Texas, school district contracted chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, according to a letter obtained by ABC News that went home to parents Monday. According to the letter, the surrounding counties were also in the middle of an outbreak.

Here’s what the letter that went home to parents of Crane Independent School District students said:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Crane Independent School District would like to make our paretns aware or more aware of a problem that has been identified in our teenagers and young adults of our community.

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is on the rise. Several cases have been reported. It is a reportable disease that is mandatory to report to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The number of cases reported from Crane and Upton County have been significant. With this being said, we feel we need the parents to be aware of this growing problem and pass along some information regarding the sexually transmitted disease.


The letter then lists facts about chlamydia that the students would probably know already if the school taught sex education.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 11:30 PM

1. maybe the abstinence teacher never learned about

sexually transmitted diseases.It is not like they needed to know that before teaching {sex ed} <-- cross out abstinance

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Thu May 7, 2015, 07:14 AM

2. But Rick Perry claimed that abstinence education works

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 09:06 AM

3. To quote John Stewart, "Just borrow a textbook from a neighboring state."

He was talking about a totally different situation, mostly ... but it also involved systematically, willfully enforced ignorance in TX.

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