Thursday, March 13, 2008

How (not) to protect “Reproductive Health”

Two recent TIME stories:

one: US Syphilis Up for 7th Straight Year -
“U.S. syphilis cases climbed for the seventh straight year in 2007… “
two: Study: 1 in 4 US Teen Girls Has STD -
“at least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease…”

- makes one wonder why sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in the U.S., where the use of condoms is widely promoted - ironically to combat STDs and unwanted pregnancies.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Randall Tobias, the global anti-AIDS czar, saw the writing way back in 2004. He has this to say: "Statistics show that condoms really have not been very effective," Tobias said, adding, "It's been the principal prevention device for the last 20 years, and I think one needs only to look at what's happening with the infection rates in the world to recognize that has not been working.".
On a rather belated note, Belmonte OKs new QC population policy . The new ordinance stresses the use of condoms and other artificial methods for “reproductive health” .
Tell that to the Marines.

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