Lots of Rest Can Prevent STD Transmission! At Least, That’s What Fresno is Telling Kids

In case you wanted to read something today that will make make you fume, check out ThinkProgress’ report about an abstinence-only education program in Fresno (for shame, California). It is massively, massively irresponsible.

Did you know that getting a lot of rest can prevent you from getting STDs? And that HIV can be spread by kissing? Let that marinate for a bit, because that’s what kids in Clovis, CA, are going to come out of school thinking.

Condoms? Not addressed. Contraception? Not covered.

This curriculum is actually against California law, which requires medically accurate sexual health education to be delivered to students. The ACLU is suing.

2 Comments

Filed under Child Development and Child Health, Education, Health Education, Public Health, Reproductive and Sexual Health

2 responses to “Lots of Rest Can Prevent STD Transmission! At Least, That’s What Fresno is Telling Kids

  1. I don’t know what I would do without Think Progress.

  2. Natalie

    What a great way to inform today’s kids. Good thing the ACLU is suing.

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