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Posts Tagged ‘sex’

Talking To Children About Sex

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Good news! Teenage pregnancy rates are declining.  So, I thought this would be a good time to discuss the importance of talking to your children about sex. (more…)

Keep the Conversation Going With Teens About Sex

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Recently, it was my “office/desk” day and while I am busy answering emails, tweets and phone calls, I had The View on in the background. I keep telling my husband I can multi task! The “ladies” were talking about the rise in teenage pregnancies. (more…)

More Teens Testing Positive for STD

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

I was thumbing through one of my many journals and came upon a recent study which had some surprising data regarding teens, sex and STDs.  This study was from Emory University released in the journal Pediatrics. (more…)

Sexuality, Contraception & the Media

Monday, September 27th, 2010

You may have already heard about the recent article released by the American Academy of Pediatrics entitled ”Sexuality, Contraception and the Media”’.  This article appears in the September issue Pediatrics, and is written by Dr. Victor Strasburger who is a frequent commentator on the media and its effects on children. (more…)

Teens And Sexually Transmitted Infections

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Recently, I was reviewing an alarming study in an issue of Pediatrics. Although I use the word alarming, unfortunately it is better stated as “sobering reality” as the statistics only corroborate what I have seen in my own pediatric practice where I take care of many adolescents. (more…)

Talk To Your Teen About Dating Abuse

Monday, May 10th, 2010

I cannot help but read the tragic headlines about the brutal murder of  the bright, athletic and beautiful UVA lacrosse player.  Every time I read a new story about the accused “ex-boyfriend” it also brings to mind very important discussions that we had with our own sons about “how you treat girls” which began when they were just little boys. (more…)

Sex Infections Still Rising Among Teens

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise according to the latest study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more…)

Teens Are Taking Risks “Just For Fun”

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Every parent of a teen knows, the teen years can be a rollercoaster ride. Parents find themselves telling their teens to slow down while driving, don’t engage in risky behaviors, and stay away from alcohol and drugs.  But why do teens engage in this behavior? A new study says:  it’s for the thrill of it. (more…)