Is there a missed opportunity to teach adolescents about sexuality?

In a recent study from Duke University, 1/3 of annual health maintenance visits by adolescent patients occur without any mention of sexuality.

Author Stewart C. Alexander, Ph.D., from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and colleagues write, “The findings suggest that physicians are missing opportunities to educate and counsel adolescent patients on healthy sexual behaviors and prevention of sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy.”

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And let us know your thoughts. Should doctors talk with teenagers more frequently about sexuality?

 

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