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GP attacks sex probe committee's MPs

A GP has attacked MPs for largely ignoring the evidence he gave to the Commons health select committee during its probe into the state of sexual health services.

Dr Trevor Stammers, a GP in Wimbledon, south London, with a special interest in sexual health, was one of only two GPs to give verbal evidence to the committee.

He told Pulse: 'They

had made up their minds about what they were going to do even before we gave

evidence.

'The hostility of nearly every member of the committee was evident from nearly every question they asked.'

He complained most of his advice, including a warning that condoms were not effective enough in preventing sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, was omitted from the committee's final report, published earlier this month.

Dr Stammers told MPs studies had shown even with 100 per cent condom use the reinfection rate for chlamydia could be as high as 15 to 17 per cent.

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