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Her Majesty's Forces (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list in the Official Report the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases recorded in Her Majesty's Forces in each of the last 10 years.

Statistics are not held centrally on the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases within the armed forces. Within the United Kingdom, service men may well seek treatment at NHS specialist treatment clinics, so the service medical authorities would not therefore be aware of all cases.