California, the most populous US state, is taking steps to tackle a nationwide resurgence of sexually transmitted diseases

CDC: STD Rates Skyrocket for Fourth Straight Year

Sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in the U.S. for the fourth year in a row, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Tuesday.

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Condoms for Middle School Kids in San Francisco

City high school students in San Francisco already have access to free condoms. Now, a proposal introduced to the school board would authorize condoms to be handed out to middle school students following a one-on-one information session with a school nurse or social worker.

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L.A. is #1 in STD’s

Los Angeles County had the highest number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States in 2014, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Norway: Man in Penis Costume Sprays Bystanders With Confetti to Spread STD Awareness

Both Sweden and Norway have a problem with STDs, with Sweden deemed the STD capital of Europe and Norway right up there. RFSU, a Norwegian sex education charity, has attempted to spread a message to their citizens about the importance of protection — by hiring a man to dress in a penis costume to go around spraying unsuspecting bystanders with “confetti.”