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  Sex Education Wednesday 19 November 2003  
When MPs issued a damning report earlier this year about the sexual health of our teenagers, there was much hand-wringing over our failure to talk about sex openly. But is there such a thing as too much advice?

Recent research seems to show a link between wider access to family planning services for teenagers and higher numbers of them catching sexually transmitted diseases.
Dr David Paton, the author of the research talks to Jenni about his findings, and Dr Trevor Stammers, a GP who teaches abstinence in schools and Gill Frances from the National Children's Bureau explore whether abstinence should be getting greater focus in sex education.
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