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Drink and drugs fuel sexual health problems in youth, group warns

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39251.438299.4E (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1295
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    The link between alcohol, drugs, and risky sexual behaviour among young people is being ignored and could lead to a crisis in sexual health, a report has warned.

    The Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV, set up by the Department of Health, in England, in 2003, has called for a cross governmental strategy to tackle the problem and for statutory personal, social, and health education to ensure young people receive clear and factual information on the effects of drugs, alcohol, and sex.

    The findings come after a recent Unicef study, Child Poverty in Perspective: an Overview of Child Well-Being in Rich Countries, …

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