By David Mittleman

Teens Not Honest With Doctors About Sexual Behavior

Perhaps not surprisingly, teenagers are commonly not honest with their doctors about their sexual behavior. Clearly, divulging this type of information can be embarrassing at best or cause serious trouble with parents at the worst. However, keeping sexual behavior a secret can spell big trouble for teens, including lack of knowledge about contraceptives that could prevent unintended pregnancies or STDs and STIs. But maybe it’s up to doctors to probe for this information–at least that’s what one study argues.

Doctors Fail to Talk to Teen Patients About Sex

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