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STIs: Rise in young people follows decade of cuts to sexual health service, MPs hear

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: (Published 25 January 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q202
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

A government strategy on sexual health is needed to tackle the rising incidence of sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and syphilis among young people, senior health leaders have told MPs.

England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, and the president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), Claire Dewsnap, called for a new strategy on the running of sexual health services in light of changes in the past decade, such as more online consultations. They were giving evidence to the 24 January hearing of …

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