England is in a sexual health crisis, MPs say

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1281

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  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    England is in the midst of a sexual health crisis because people still find it difficult to talk openly to their children about relationships, sex, and sexual health, says a report from a cross party group of MPs.

    More people than ever have a sexually transmitted disease, says the report from the health select committee. Yet sexual health services are seriously underfunded and unable to cope with the numbers of patients seeking help.

    Figures show that around one in 10 sexually active young women in England is infected with chlamydia. And between …

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