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Bill to allow anonymous health risk surveys in high schools fails in Louisiana Senate

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Louisiana has the seventh highest rate of teen pregnancies in the U.S. among kids aged 15-19. Half of all new STD diagnoses in the U.S. are among young people ? Louisiana leads the U.S. in rates of gonorrhea and syphilis, ...

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Old 05-16-2017, 07:30 PM   #1
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Bill to allow anonymous health risk surveys in high schools fails in Louisiana Senate


Louisiana has the seventh highest rate of teen pregnancies in the U.S. among kids aged 15-19. Half of all new STD diagnoses in the U.S. are among young people ? Louisiana leads the U.S. in rates of gonorrhea and syphilis, and it has the second-highest rate of*chlamydia,*according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A bill from state Sen. Yvonne Colomb, D-Baton Rouge, would allow the state's departments of health and education to administer an anonymous survey to school districts to gauge risk behaviors among high school students.?
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