HL Deb 23 March 1999 vol 598 c146WA
Baroness Pitkeathley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their approach to sexual and reproductive health. [HL1686]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Hayman)

My right honourable friend the Minister for Public Health has today announced that the Government will be developing an integrated strategy that covers the whole of sexual and reproductive health. This will tackle the continuing increase in the growth of sexually transmitted infections, particularly among teenagers and gay men, and the highest level of teenage conceptions in western Europe. Proposals will be developed on the basis of extensive consultation with the range of professionals and organisations whose support will be vital to achieving effective action. We will publish the strategy next year.