Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Two headlines

Via a friend living in Tennessee, these two stories showed up in the same paper on the same day.

Story number one:

Testing for STDs offends parents

Juvenile detention facility insists policy protects children's health

For some parents, the testing is the usurpation of their authority and obligation to make sound decisions concerning their children's health.

Story number two:

State's STD rate among highest

Tennessee in top 10 for cases of syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that the state ranks eighth for syphilis infections, ninth for chlamydia and 10th for gonorrhea. All three diseases are caused by sexually transmitted bacteria and can be treated with antibiotics.

They seem like they might be related somehow, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

1 comment:

  1. Well, I am definitely going to stay away from the prostitutes the next time I visit Tennessee!



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