Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Prisons

Health written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of sexually transmitted infections were recorded in each prison in each of the last five years, broken down by infection.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

The information requested is not routinely collected.

The Department issued new key performance indicators (KPIs) for prison health services in October 2007. These include a KPI for sexual health in prisons.

Under this, prisons must ensure that prisoners are aware of the means of accessing condoms in prisons; have access to social and life skills modules on sex and relationship education; have access to a genito-urinary clinic in prison; and have access to a Chlamydia screening programme.

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