Japan is using Sailor Moon to raise awareness about syphilis
The numbers are in. STDs in the USA are at an all-time high. The Center for Disease Control says that more that 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in 2016. This isn’t just a domestic problem – Japan has been experiencing similar troubles with STDs. Syphilis infections have been skyrocketing, particularly among young women. But the Japanese government has an ace up its sleeve – Sailor Moon. Or, at least, that’s what they’re hoping. Late last year, they rolled out an extensive campaign with Sailor Moon’s face printed on flyers and condoms, in hopes that nostalgia will entice young women to get tested.
Ok, lets sing it.
Fighting syphilis by moonlight
Winning love by daylight
Never running from a real fight
She is the one named Sailor Moon
On behalf of the moon, I will punish you syphilis.
Sorry, did I just wreck someone's childhood memories.