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After today’s news that the frequency of sexually transmitted disease is increasing in the UK, particularly in adolescents and young adults, we asked Dr Malcolm VandenBurg, a Harley Street Private Specialist in Medicine including Sexual Health and General Medicine for his comments.

He is particularly well placed to give this, as he has not only brought up four children himself, but ran the parent support services, running regular groups for parents, at the Capio Chelsea Adolescent Mental Health Hospital.

Dr Malcolm VandenBurg commented that ‘we clearly have to try to get these young people to use adequate contraception, even if we are not able to prevent them engaging in sexual contacts at a younger and younger age. The frequency of sexual contact and the frequency of sex without condoms is...

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