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Sex advice for under-18s

31st October 2006

A senior doctor has criticised plans to allow GPs to offer sex advice to under-18s.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has proposed that GPs should be able to offer advice to teenagers under the age of 18 on sex.

But the plan has drawn criticism from Dr Trevor Stammers of St George's Medical School in London, who believes it is 'not healthy'.

He questioned the appropriateness of a GP delving into a 13 or 14-year-old’s sex life and instead argued that teens be taught about love and fidelity, rather than contraception.

Dr Stammers is a member of the Christian Medical Fellowship, but said his objections were purely health-related.

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