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CDC’s report on teen girls with STDs considered with No. 2 song on iTunes

Google News headline, March 11, 2008: ‘Quarter of U.S. teen girls have sex-related disease;’ main link goes to a Reuters article

No. 2 song on iTunes, March 11, 2008: “Love in this Club” by Usher, featuring Young Jeezy; excerpts from lyrics available on several Web sites

26 percent of U.S. girls, ages 14-19, are infected with at least one sexually related disease, the Centers for Disease Control reported today

I wanna make love in this club, in this club, in this club

20 percent of white teen girls have a sex-related disease

On the couch, on the table, on the bar, on the floor

48 percent of black teen girls have a sex-related disease

Let’s both get undressed right here

20 percent of Hispanic teen girls have a sex-related disease

Imma give it to ya non-stop

“This means far too many young women are at risk for the serious health effects of untreated STDs, including infertility and cervical cancer,” said the CDC’s Dr. Sara Forhan.

-Colin Foote Burch

(Read the CNN version of the story here.)

Recommended reading: Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination

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