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Safe sex message fails to get through to young people

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 08 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:532
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    Statistics for sexually transmitted diseases in the Netherlands show that after 13 years of campaigns the messages about safer sex, especially among some young people, are being ignored.

    In its latest annual report on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases Amsterdam's Municipal Health Services has reported an “alarming” doubling of the number of cases of gonorrhoea among young heterosexual men and women in the Dutch capital in 2000 compared with 1999. Among all ages gonorrhoea has now, after …

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