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Mandatory reporting of all sexually active under-13s

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1083

Confidential sexual health services to young people: part of the solution or part of the problem?

  1. Hans-Christian Raabe, fellow, environmental health clinic (
  1. Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1B2

    EDITOR—Bastable and Sheather offer little evidence as to what would happen if limits were placed on confidential underage access to sexual health services.1 They mention the United States without mentioning the relevant empirical data there, as for example summarised by the economist Levine in a recent analysis of US and international data on abortion.2 Levine finds that parental involvement laws actually …

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