School board in suburban Phoenix AZ has voted to excise or redact two pages in biology textbook about STDs and contraception. School board member: "I'm Catholic...[contraception] is a grave sin." By including those pages in the curriculum, "you have violated my religious rights"
Can we talk about the importance of REAL sex education? In 6th grade, sex Ed consisted of terrifying photos of people with STD's and signing a card promising to remain abstinent for Jesus. This was a public school. The very next year, 7th grade, the first girl in my class became a mother.
Fat seeking free sperm for 3 to 4 children. Get STD tested, maybe we will have sex and maybe I will pay you if I have to, but we will only discuss this later if you are good enough for me.
Today at a clinic I asked for standard STD tests because of some discomfort, at first the doctor refused to give an exam, then while I was in stirrups said I should "try having less partners, then maybe I wouldn't worry so much." This is totally inappropriate right?? Worth it to file a complaint?
TIL Guatemalans were deliberately infected with STDs between 1945 & 1956 through US government programme. They were kept secret until discovered in 2010 by a college prof. The programme published no findings, did not inform those who were infected nor did it provide them with follow up medical care.
After I was raped in May, I took pills on pills for a full month to prevent HIV and other STDs. And I got super sick from the pills. Today I found out I AM STD-FREE! I'm so happy I cried.
Guatemalans deliberately infected with STDs sue Johns Hopkins University for $1bn - Lawsuit with 800 plaintiffs seeks damages for individuals, spouses and children of people deliberately infected with STDs through US government programme
TIL to combat the spread of smallpox during the Civil War, soldiers would find someone with cowpox, cut open their pustules, and infect themselves with it. The less harmful cowpox made them immune to smallpox, but they sometimes confused cowpox with syphilis and gave themselves an STD instead.
Among the things that women are told at anti-choice "Crisis Pregnancy Centers" that are deceptively named things like "Women for Choice": condoms don't protect against STDs, birth control is the same as abortion, IUDs can kill you, and more
Unplanned pregnancies cost taxpayers $21 billion each year: "If these numbers seem high, they could be a lot higher. Current investments in family planning services, like contraception, family visits and STD testing, save taxpayers $15.8 billion and prevent 760,000 abortions each year..."