'Mystery' chlamydia outbreak at school with no sex education

A high school in Texas which has no official sex education classes is reportedly suffering a chlamydia outbreak.

According to local news CBS 7, there are 20 confirmed cases of chlamydia in Crane High School. The school has around 300 students, which means about one in fifteen students are known to have the disease.

Raw Story reports the school is part of the Crane Independent School District which says in its student handbook that it “does not offer a curriculum in human sexuality". Here is the relevant part:

CBS 7 reports Crane High School does offer a (non-mandatory) three-day course in sex education every year, but Salon notes that will be abstinence only in accordance with state law. Chlamydia is curable with antibiotics but can cause infertility if left untreated.

i100.co.uk has contacted the Crane Independent School District for comment on the claims.

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