Via a friend living in Tennessee, these two stories showed up in the same paper on the same day.
Story number one:
Testing for STDs offends parents
Juvenile detention facility insists policy protects children’s health
For some parents, the testing is the usurpation of their authority and obligation to make sound decisions concerning their children’s health.
Story number two:
State’s STD rate among highest
Tennessee in top 10 for cases of syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that the state ranks eighth for syphilis infections, ninth for chlamydia and 10th for gonorrhea. All three diseases are caused by sexually transmitted bacteria and can be treated with antibiotics.