Chlamydia: A pop quiz for parents

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Recently, I heard about a chlamydia scare in a Texas High School. It got me thinking...parents should be teaching their children about chlamydia... Read more

Teens to their docs: Can we talk (confidentially)?

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As an adolescent medicine doctor, I sometimes find myself caught between a rock and a hard place: in between my teenage patients and their... Read more

Fifty Shades of Grey is coming – are you ready?

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Love it or hate it, a movie glorifying some of the darker sides of sexual behaviors between consenting adults is coming to a theater near you... Read more

Privacy? Yes! Secrets? No!

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If you’ve just spent the holidays with a house full of company or crammed into an airport waiting area, privacy probably seemed like... Read more

Sex play between kids: What's normal?

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For more than a century, developmental psychologists have been studying how and why children play. One of the most widely accepted schools... Read more

Parents: Don't get desensitized to sex and violence in movies

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Movies these days show more sex and violence than ever. As a result, children are exposed to sex and violence at younger ages and in larger... Read more

Sex education in school: What will your child learn?

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You’ve seen the new text books, met you kids’ teachers, been lectured on the new Common Core standards, and probably have a sense... Read more

Lessons learned from a teen parent

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I have been practicing adolescent medicine for over 20 years. Some people say that that’s enough practice (doctor humor)! In reality... Read more