The Ottawa Citizen reports that

Ottawa figures show the number of cases of chlamydia jumped to 2,023 in 2009 from 1,328 in 2005, an increase of 52 per cent.

There were 217 cases of gonorrhea in Ottawa in 2009 compared to 154 in 2005, an increase of 41 per cent. The number of syphilis cases more than doubled to 51 in 2009 from 23 in 2005.

Public health officials will call for more condoms and progressives will call for more sex ed, but after two decades of making condoms available to all and aggressive sexual education programs in schools, it is difficult to see how more of the same is the solution to rising STD infections — 40 per cent increases or more over a half decade. It is obvious that safe sex propaganda message isn’t working.