TITLE

Sexual health in adolescents

AUTHOR(S)
Stammers, Trevor
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/20/2007, Vol. 334 Issue 7585, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author suggests that Great Britain consider abstinence or saved sex programs in view of the fact that, in spite of school sex education, adolescent sexual health is in decline. He cites the article, "Impact of a theoretically based sex education programme (SHARE) delivered by teachers on NHS registered conceptions and terminations: final results of cluster randomised trial," by M. Henderson and colleagues, published in this issue.
ACCESSION #
23834753

 

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