MP Mike Freer calls for sexual health alerts on Tinder to prevent spread of HIV

Published: March 17, 2015

Ham & High
Emma Youle
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The Tory MP questioned whether the government and NHS were “playing catch up” on sexual health as he backed Labour calls for mandatory sex and relationship education in schools during a Commons debate on HIV prevention on Friday.

He said politicians and health professionals needed to accept that teenagers are finding sexual partners through their phones.

He also called for mandatory sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools, saying that Tory ministers at the Department for Education were wrong to oppose it.

Mr Freer said: “One of the problems with regard to a cohort of either gay men or people who declare as MSM (men who have sex with men) is if they are bullied because they show any form of attraction to the same sex, or seek advice, or show that inclination in any shape or form, if they are being bullied whether by other schoolchildren or by teachers or other members of staff in the school they will simply not seek that information.

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