Could encouraging parents and teenagers to discuss sex lead to the teenager practicing safe sex in the future? A recent meta-analysis examines the effectiveness of “the talk” on delaying sexual initiation and future safe sexual practices
Parents not be doing enough when it comes to supporting adolescents’ grasp of personal healthcare and well-being.
It may seem like something that only adult women will experience, but reproductive coercion can be a problem for older teenaged girls as well, according to a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Intimate partner violence isn’t just an adult problem. A new study reveals that teenagers also face violence from partners, and the results can be deadly.
This month’s Riddle Me This! online quiz explores the study evidence to reveal some unexpected traits, risk factors, and trajectories for these children. Are there common functional skills traits in younger bullies? What does the literature say about the familial linkage of bullying—is it learned at home?
Bullying is a preventable health problem that has lasting impacts. Pediatricians need to screen patients for risk factors, empower families with coping skills, and advocate for antibullying resources in their communities.
The dilemmas and barriers that providers encounter daily in clinical practice in attempting to maintain confidentiality for their adolescent patient while simultaneously protecting the adolescent from potential harm are daunting for providers as there are no nationally recognized, evidence-based standards addressing adolescent confidentiality and privacy issues in the delivery of quality healthcare to adolescents.
A third of young adults have never had a private discussion with a clinician, according to a recent report that reveals a concerning lack of confidential communication between doctors and their young patients.
The teenaged years are difficult across the board, but a report highlights the additional challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) adolescents and calls to attention their increased risk for suicide attempts.
Human trafficking is a national and global problem involving millions of children, many of whom are the victims of commercial sexual exploitation.