Pennsylvania school districts have an alarming outbreak of (STD’s) and pregnancies. The school administrators are desperate to solve these problems.
The Times Herald-Record news paper and Fox TV News reported that an estimated 10% of 3000 students are infected with (STD’s) in Delaware Valley School District alone. The number of students infected, has caused the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to become alarmed also. An active search for students at high risk of (HIV) is now underway.
Students as young as 12 say that they are sexually active putting them at risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) such as human papillomavirus (HPV). As if the (STD) problem was not enough there are 24 students that are pregnant.
In June of 2009 parents’ received a letter alerting them of the (STD) outbreak. Maternal and Family Health Services are working closely with the school districts to educate students on the importance of birth control and safe sex.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a report that stated that one in four teenage girls ‘between” 14-19 now had some form of (STD’s).
Pennsylvania schools emphasize abstinence: there are also classes that teach safe sex as well as birth control. The Board of Education is now trying to revise curriculum to further educate the students on safe sex as well as contemplating passing out (condoms).
As yet a cure for (HPV) has not been found, but there is an all natural treatment that you can ask your health care provider about which will help control outbreaks.
Planned Parenthood, American and Pennsylvania voters believe that young people want and need comprehensive sex education; sex education that includes information about abstinence, as well as information about healthy relationships, contraception, and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections. Real sex education works; it has been shown to delay intercourse, decrease the number of sexual partners, and increase use of contraception. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of the public agrees with a comprehensive, practical approach to sex education which extends across political parties and religious groups. In an April 2007 Pennsylvania poll, 83% of voters agreed that sex education programs should instruct students about both abstinence and ways to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including birth control.