Skip to comments.STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame
Posted on 05/08/2018 7:59:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The teenagers tucked their hands into their sweatshirt pockets as they shuffled to form a circle. Some gazed at the asphalt, trying to avoid the game they had been drafted to play.
Its like hot potato/musical chairs, but with a penis, said the girl leading the group.
The kids gathered on a spring morning in South Los Angeles were about to get a hands-on lesson in sex education.
Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctors office that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patients behavior. For sexual health, that means combating the stigma around sex.
The teenagers, the girl explained, would pass a plastic, life-size penis around the circle. Whoever was holding it when the music stopped would have to unroll a condom onto it, completing each of the eight steps they had been taught a few minutes earlier.
The music started, and the teens looked up.
The county recently created a Center for Health Equity to evaluate the way certain public health issues are intertwined with social factors such as income and education, as well as racial discrimination.
High STD rates are at the top of the centers list of priorities. In just the past five years, the number of gonorrhea cases in Los Angeles County doubled, with minorities suffering more than most.
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Good grief......they blame everything but the actual sources of the problems: sex “education”, rap music, Hollyweird, internet porn, etc
I thought it was unprotected sex causing people to get STDs.
I couldnt follow their racist arguments, says non-whites avoid treatments and seeing doctors due to racism.
here’s a quarter put it between your thighs and don’t let it drop. No std’s.
It’s usual leftist craziness, hurting people and especially kids.
I’ve come to realize a lot of the leftist movement is fueled by perversion.
So its not racism giving these kids STDs
Its why certain groups are permanently locked into the bottom of the socioeconomic barrel
This is the bigotry of low expectations. The kids are taught that sexual promiscuity is what is expected of them. One more brake disengaged. For modest kids this would be agony, the more jaundiced will blow off their embarrassment with jokes. For the Left children are pawns to be deployed and brandished to further their remaking of society & the family, cheapening sexuality and separating it from love & commitment.
I expect a pull back to chastity.
Teaching teen girls to qualify for a career as street walkers. Yes that will reduce STDs.
Of course they do. They're liberals.
The real cause: moral rot.
Social media, hookup aps, etc., etc.
racist STD microorganisms ... who knew ...
Fix the culture, but get God out of the public square.
Yep. That’s consistent. Not ...
Well, aren’t they special.
What a farcical demonstration of progressive fruitlessness
I know, right? I always thought it was from having sex with someone with an STD. That’s probably just because I’m white n stuff.
Well, duh! Everyone knows that. I recently had a misfortune and in my pain and anger I raised my fist and shouted, “damned racists!!!!” Then I remembered that I am white, and I had to reassess the issue.
So STDs are soaring after years of rampant illegal immigration. Sure corellation is not causation, but I am going to assume these 2 trends are closely related. Just like tuberculosis, leprosy, bubonic plague, whooping cough and other nasty diseases unheard of in America for the last 50 years are suddenly re-emerging.
Thanks so much Baby Bush for flooding us with illegals. You made Clinton and Obama very proud.
This allbegan right after Reagan’s amnesty and the uniparty will insure it continues long after Trump.
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