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DEC 31, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Many Doctors Avoid The Sex Talk With Their Teen Patients, Study Finds

By Amir Khan Talking to teens about sex early on could save them a great deal of trouble down the line. But the sex talk is not happening in many doctors' offices, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center analyzed recordings of 253 adolescent doctor visits to determine how frequently sex was discussed, and found the results disappointing. Fewer than two-thirds of doctors in the study spoke to their teen patients about sex, even though doing so could help prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually ... Read More

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