Sunday, October 29, 2006

GPs to quiz children on sex

Background briefing.

Children visiting their GPs with minor ailments could be closely questioned about their sex life. The measures are proposed in draft guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice). Doctors will be expected to spend 15-20 minutes inquiring into the sex-life of each teenager, even if the teenager comes in for an ailment such as a sore throat. Dr Trevor Stammers, honorary senior tutor at St George's Medical School in London and a trustee of the Family Education Trust, says: ''Guidance such as this will compound the growing sexualisation of very young teenagers'. [Sunday Telegraph, NACF News]

See the Sunday Telegraph story here.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen