Monday, May 04, 2015

1 in 15 students have chlamydia at West Texas high school

From the Houston Chronicle:

Crane ISD Superintendent Jim T. Rumage cited abstinence as a useful methodology for keeping kids away from sexual activity in a phone interview Monday. 'If kids are not having any sexual activity, they can’t get this disease … That’s not a bad program,' Rumage said.


Crane County had 17 cases in 2013, with a rate of 256.2 cases per 100,000 people.

More here.

No, Mr. Rumage, a good program stops STD outbreaks at schools in the district you run. Clearly "abstinence based" sex ed is the failure it's been known to be from the get-go. Back in the 90s. Twenty years ago.

Just to give you an idea of the scale of the outbreak, the local infection rate is around .25%, a quarter of a hundredth of the population.  Compare that to six percent for this high school.  This is pretty massive.  And Superintendent Rumage thinks "abstinence based" is a good idea.

Why do we still do this shit?