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I went to the NYC showing and they had many children there that weren't even in their teens yet. With that said, I don't think there will be anything in it that you need to protect your children from.
As far as the sexual transmission section, there is only one very brief section where one of the main "characters", Mandy is leaving an appointment after much improvement and she says that it's been in the back of her head that she maybe gave it to her husband.
They list symptoms he is now getting that could be lyme, but even when she says that she wonders if she could have given it to him, I don't believe she ever says "sexually" really, although I think that is what is implied.
And right after that, Dr. B comes on and says that the spirochette is similar to syphlis and it is transmitted that way, so this could be as well....then you get someone from the IDSA saying that they know lyme and it is NOT sexually transmitted and that is the end of anything relating to sex.
Since they don't know 100 percent either way, it is a very small section.
As far as the intensity of the documentary, I do think that if this child has either lived lyme him/herself or close to a family member with it, they have seen it first hand and it will be more of a comfort to know they are not alone.
I brought my two college aged daugthers. They had watched me go through this nightmare for years and they were recently diagnosed at VERY early stages but I think their main comment was that this movie just inspired them to actually take their abx because they both were the type that felt it couldn't get that bad with THEM, so they would keep skipping them.
Enjoy the documentary and let us know how it goes.
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