FLORIDA: Make That a Double Dew with Bleach on the Side

Sometimes a story doesn’t need a comment. Here’s one of them.

Survey: Fla. Teens Believe Drinking Bleach Will Prevent HIV
Some Teens Also Believe Mountain Dew Will Stop Pregnancy

POSTED: 1:54 pm EDT April 2, 2008
UPDATED: 4:34 pm EDT April 2, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. — A recent survey that found some Florida teens believe drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV and a shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy has prompted lawmakers to push for an overhaul of sex education in the state.

The survey showed that Florida teens also believe that smoking marijuana will prevent a person from getting pregnant.

State lawmakers said the myths are spreading because of Florida’s abstinence-only sex education, Local 6 reported.

They are proposing a bill that would require a more comprehensive approach, the report said.

It would still require teaching abstinence but students would also learn about condoms and other methods of birth control and disease prevention.

The bill just passed its first vote in a committee, Local 6 reported.

One Reply to “FLORIDA: Make That a Double Dew with Bleach on the Side”

  1. This has nothing to do with this blog, but Ohio adoption. If anything is going to happen with HB 7 (I believe), Ohio needs to hear a lot from adoptees who wish their records to be open. Brinkman, the sole proposer, has been ranked by Ohio’s House as the LEAST effective legislator. That opinion is likely to reflect on the bill that many adoptees, like myself, are depending on to pass. Though you should know.

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