Although sex education in West German schools started officically in 1968, a survey of 700 children aged 14 to 15 years showed that they understood more about birth control than about sexually transmitted disease (STD). This contrasts with the rising incidence of gonorrhoea and falling birth rate. There is a general lack of published information of STD and it is proposed that an international body like the IUVDT should be formed to promote the spread of information.
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