Wednesday, March 12, 2008

silda ain't the only one runnin' to the clinic...

With the whole country fixated on Elliot Spitzer's inevitable ho scandal train wreck, it was easy to almost overlook the latest disheartening medical revelation announced on yesterday: A Quarter of U.S. Teen Girls Have An STD.
With the highest rate among Blacks (big surprise there-not), turns out that according to the Center for Disease Control, "An estimated 3.2 million U.S. girls ages 14 and 19 -- about 26 percent of that age group -- have a sexually transmitted infection such as the human papillomavirus or HPV, chlamydia, genital herpes or trichomoniasis."
14 years old!?!?!? Um is it now safe to say that the whole "teach abstinence" movement is a crock of shit? I'm just saying.
Perhaps the only thing halfway amusing about the article was the fact that they opted to use white teenagers in the lead photo. Way to be PC.
PS, check out the how the coverage in the NYT emphasizes the African American teen issue v. Reuters (a British company) whose focus was on the girls as a single group.
God bless America!

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