Teens Need Regularly Make Medical Examination – Part 1 of 2
Teens Need Regularly Make Medical Examination. Doctors often scorn to have a discussion with their teen patients about sexuality issues during their annual physical, a new study reveals. This results in missed opportunities to reveal and counsel young people about ways to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted teen pregnancies, the researchers suggested. The study, published Dec 30, 2013 in JAMA Pediatrics, implicated 253 teens and 49 doctors from 11 clinics from the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina area.
One-third of these teens did not ask questions about bonking or discuss their sexual activity, sexuality, dating or sexual identity during their yearly check-ups, the study found. The researchers, led by Stewart Alexander of the Duke University Medical Center, recorded conversations between the teens and their doctor, and analyzed how much regulate was spent talking about sex. They also considered the involvement of teens in these discussions.