Bell County Has Highest STD Rate in Texas
It's akin to an Ostrich sticking it's head in the sand. Or, don't ask, don't tell. The thought of being honest with teenagers seem to scare the living be Jesus out of Christians. The result. Stupid, ignorant teens. Who turn into Stupid, ignorant twenty somethings.
This is not my opinion, it's factual. A report released by the Guttmacher Institute has America's rate of teen pregnancy, birth and abortions among the highest compared to countries of similar GDP.
As a comparison. Switzerland, who has a long established sex-ed programs, free family planning services, and where low cost emergency contraception is widely available, has an exceptionally low teen pregnancy, birth and abortion rates. Proving that unless you give young adults the knowledge to make a sound decision, hormones are going to win every time.
Why am I getting on a soap box here. Because HealthGrove took a look at the Chlamydia and Gonorrhea statistics from around the country and rated the county in each state with the highest STD rate. And for Texas, the highest county was little old Bell County.
Interesting side note. What do the top 6 counties have in common? Military bases. Army, Air Force, and Navy. Come on guys and gals, stop sharing the bad love.