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Abstinence-only education ineffective

Abstinence-only education ineffective
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo A chlamydia outbreak at a Texas high school has raised concerns about whether abstinence-only sex education programs are actually effective in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers. The Crane Independent School District sent a letter to parents in early May notifying them that students at Crane High School in Crane,... 

Health fair offers safe sex information

Health fair offers  safe sex information
Juan Mejia Simental, senior criminology and psychology major, and Amy Escamilla, junior psychology major, compete in the Condom Olympics at the Safe Sex Health Fair April 23 in the Johnson Family Plaza. Sex educator Claudia Pinedo from Whittier Rio Hondo AIDS Project gave the students tips to ensure the safest sex practice. / photo by Celine Dehban Jennifer Jackson Assistant Editor Matthew Duran,... 

Students seek info on STDs

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer  Sexual health is very important to students on campus, and 15 out of 16 students questioned in an informal survey feel as though the health center could do more to educate students about sexually transmitted disease protection and prevention. “Basically we have several brochures in our waiting room about why it is important to take care of your sexual health,” Cynthia... 

College students overshare STDs

College students overshare STDs
Frank Elaridi Senior Editor It was close to evening and Barbara’s Place was nearly empty – only clusters of students filled the seats. One group that hung out at a table outside was happy to talk about sexual health – in general. The students got quieter, however, when asked if they would share their STD status on the Internet. “That’s private information,” Sabrina Ruiz, a freshman broadcasting... 
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