STDs in LA County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

STDs in LA County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame
- Many said their parents would be mad at them for asking questions about sex at all. “This is such a natural human interaction, and yet it's so stigmatized,” said Valerie Coachman-Moore, who oversees WeCanStopSTDsLA, the coalition of advocates that put on the event. “People are having sex? Yeah.”.