The trend spells even more trouble for Britain’s epidemic of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Among teenagers, such infections have doubled in ten years, with new cases among those under 20 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland up from 669,291 in 1991 to 1,332,910 in 2001.
A million kids a year with STI's ? Whatever shall we do ?
£138 million has been allocated since 1998 to fund the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, which involves making the morning-after pill, condoms and sex education more easily available.
Phew ! That'll sort it.
I was reminded of this City Journal report, on the syphilis outbreak in Rockdale County five years ago. Read the whole thing.