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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND UNDERAGE PREGNANCY IN TEENAGERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1136: tabled on 14 March 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes that conceptions in England in 2005 in children aged 15 years and under reached 7,462 compared with 7,181 in 2004; further notes that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among teenagers have reached epidemic proportions and that genito-urinary medicine clinics in England in 2005 reported 2,221 cases of STDs in patients aged 13 to 15 years; notes with great sadness that 13 under-age girls in the UK were reported to have syphilis in 2005; notes that the numbers exclude cases diagnosed by general practitioners and family planning clinics; further notes that the UK figures for teenage conceptions and STDs far exceed those of any other country in Western Europe; believes that this is due to nearly 40 per cent. of under-age children in the UK being sexually active which according to the UNICEF Report - An Overview of Child Well-Being in Rich Countries - is by far the highest figure in Western Europe; calls attention to warnings from Professor David Paton, Nottingham University Business School and Dr Trevor Stammers of St George's University of London, two international authorities on teenage pregnancy and STDs, that some measures used as part of the Government's Teenage Strategy could induce some adolescents to increase risk-taking sexual behaviour; and, whilst recognising that the legal age of consent is 16 years, calls for greater action from the Government to involve parents and to moderate its policy, requiring schools and others involved in sex education and contraceptive provision to encourage young people to withstand peer pressure and to understand the dangers of early sexual activity.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Devizes
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2007
Rossendale and Darwen
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2007
Newbury
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2007
Northampton South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2007
South East Cornwall
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2007
Twickenham
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Shipley
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2007
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 March 2007
Foyle
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Bexleyheath and Crayford
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2007
St Ives
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
North Wiltshire
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Suffolk Coastal
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2007
Portsmouth South
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Aldershot
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Peterborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Tamworth
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Mid Worcestershire
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2007
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2007
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2007
Mansfield
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Leeds East
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2007
Southport
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2007
Colchester
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2007
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
New Forest West
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
North West Leicestershire
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Eastbourne
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2007
Spelthorne
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Reading East
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND UNDERAGE PREGNANCY IN TEENAGERS (Amendment 1)
leave out from `Europe;' to end and add `and believes that this is due in part to the inadequacy of sex and relationships education in the UK, which is still not part of the National Curriculum, is often incomplete and too late and does little to help give young people the information they need to resist peer pressure and delay the start of sexual activity.'.
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon
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signatures
EDM 1136A1: tabled on 15 March 2007