Having "the talk" with teen patients

A visit with a pediatric clinician is an ideal time to ensure that a teenager knows the correct information, has the opportunity to make certain contraceptive choices, and instill the knowledge that the pediatric office is a safe place to come for help.

Having "the talk" as a teenager is a time-honored tradition. Many experience it with their parents, but a visit with a pediatric clinician is an ideal time to ensure that a teenager knows the correct information, has the opportunity to make certain contraceptive choices, and instill the knowledge that the pediatric office is a safe place to come for help.

in this episode Dr. Helen Wang, an assistant clinical professor at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine facilitates a discussion about adolescent patients and having “the talk” with her colleagues: Dr. Kanani Titchen, an assistant clinical professor of adolescent and young adult medicine also of the UCSD School of Medicine and Dr. Samantha V. Hill an Adolescent Medicine Physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.