Letters

Mandatory reporting of all sexually active under-13s

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7524.1083-a (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1083

Reporting is a public health imperative

  1. Somasundari Gopalakrishnan, honorary observership (somla@tiscali.co.uk),
  2. R Nicholas Pugh, consultant public health
  1. Walsall Teaching Primary Care Trust, Walsall, West Midlands WS1 1TE
  2. Walsall Teaching Primary Care Trust, Walsall, West Midlands WS1 1TE

    EDITOR—We write with reference to the editorial by Bastable and Sheather.1 The consultation document from the Department for Education and Skills outlines the principles of sharing information about sexually active youngsters among the agencies that deal with them. Although the intentions of this proposed legislation are good, the intricacies of its application make it impractical. Some of these problems …

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