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17 April 2007

USA: Abstinence eduction does not work, claims study

A study of four abstinence education programmes has found that they do not stop young people having sex.

20 March 2007

Watkinson bill fails

A Tory MP's bid to force doctors offering abortion or contraception advice to under-16s to inform the child's parents has been rejected by MPs.

13 March 2007

Tory MP calls for parental involvement law

Parents should be told if under-age girls are given advice on contraception or abortion, says Angela Watkinson.

10 January 2007

Girl Guides to talk about sex

About 450 Guides are to be trained as 'peer educators' to run sessions covering sex, contraception, abortion and abuse, Girlguiding UK has announced.

23 November 2006

Sex education not enough, say researchers

Sex education alone does not cut pregnancies and abortions among teenagers in the UK, claims a Medical Research Council study in the British Medical Journal.

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