In contrast, here is a graph from the 2004 report - you can already see the effects. This is pattern repeated throughout the data. I'm sure the abstinence education folks are well meaning but the end result is more sick teens, more unwanted pregnancies and more abortions.
Correlation is not causality. Tell us, are STD rates trending up in California as well?
posted on 11/20/2007 9:39:29 AM PST
>>Correlation is not causality. Tell us, are STD rates trending up in California as well?<<
Yes. Chlamydia began to rise in California in the late 90's buck the overall national trend toward decreased STD's
But, like the rest of the nation Syphilis and gonorrhea had been trending downward until 2000.
I do agree with Mrs. Don-o that it looks like there are some California specific factors.
posted on 11/20/2007 9:50:21 AM PST
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