Share information on reproductive health with adolescent patients
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
If you think teens are getting plenty of information about reproductive health in
school, think again. Many offer limited sexual education that is focused on abstinence
rather than medically accurate information and contraception information, noted Tracey
A. Wilkinson, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, in her National Conference & Exhibition plenary.
Pediatricians are in a unique position to ensure their adolescent patients receive
this information, but one-third do not provide it. Following are key resources Dr.
Wilkinson shared to make reproductive health education easier for pediatricians:
a one-page handout from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the
effectiveness of various family planning methods, http://bit.ly/2kpoB4J;