State by State Safer Sex Index. A subset of the Third Edition of the Sexual Health Rankings, the index scored each state based on two indicators: sexually transmitted diseases (the rate of diseases like syphilis, as well as the percentage of adults getting HIV testing) and contraception (including school sex-ed policies and teen birth rates). Lo and behold, Vermont is good at something besides making maple syrup.
So, which states haven't been wrapping up like they should? They're mostly in the South. The bottom 10 states are as follows: Alabama, Alaska, Nevada, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, and — falling dead last — Louisiana. Can we blame Mardi Gras, Vegas, and the Duggars for this?