NICE calls for wider supply of condoms to reduce STIs

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 05 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4332
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

More condoms to tackle rise in STIs

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has called for free condoms to be given out to men who have sex with men and other high risk groups in order to reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections.1

There were an estimated 435 000 sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in England in 2015, including 200 000 cases of chlamydia. Syphilis and gonorrhoea rates rose by 76% and 53% respectively between 2012 …

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