HL Deb 12 May 2003 vol 648 cc19-20WA
Lord Hylton asked Her Majesty's Government

Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Andrews on 30 April (WA 112), whether the reviews of all evidence regarding sexual abstinence education included those published in the United States since 1996. [HL2712]

Baroness Andrews

The document referred to in the reply given by Baroness Andrews (Swann, C., Bowe, K., McCormick, G. and Kosmin, M. (2003)Evidence-Based briefing paper on teenage pregnancy and parenthood Health Development Agency) reviewed the evidence contained in reviews of what works to prevent teenage pregnancy published in English since 1996. To be included reviews had to meet certain quality criteria around transparency and replicability.

Reviews which included discussions of the effectiveness of sexual abstinence education and which had been published in the United States since 1996 were included, where they met these criteria.