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More clinics for younger people needed to reduce sex infections

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 02 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:505
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Sex education in schools needs to be improved and the number of clinics for young people increased if the substantial rise in sexually transmitted infection in the United Kingdom is to be tackled properly, the BMA has said.

    The association's Board of Science and Education is calling for a substantial investment in education services, improved training for healthcare staff, and better prevention and treatment services after reports of a large rise in infections, particularly among teenage women and among men who have sex with men.

    “We need to get the message across to young people that there is still no …

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