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Giving your pediatrician some time alone with your teen to ask questions in private might also help to make it more likely that they discover if your teen is sexually active and needs STD testing. Although many pediatricians continue to see older teens, especially if they are still in school, some aren’t in a ready mindset to think about teen pregnancy or STDs or simply aren’t equipped to handle these. Bring your notes with you in case you forget what you wanted to say. You also can prepare by looking up nearby places to get tested, such as your doctor’s office or an STD clinic.

The Talk. Pick a good time to talk. Find a quiet space where you can chat without being interrupted.

Ask a doctor or nurse about STD testing and about vaccines against HPV and hepatitis B. Girls and young women may have extra needs to protect their reproductive health. Talk to your doctor or nurse about regular cervical cancer screening, and chlamydia and gonorrhea testing. You may also want to discuss unintended pregnancy and birth control.

Bring your notes with you in case you forget what you wanted to say. You also can prepare by looking up nearby places to get tested, such as your doctor’s office or an STD clinic. The Talk. Pick a good time to talk.

Find a quiet space where you can chat without being interrupted. Once you approach a doctor with a request for STD testing, they will start by asking you specific questions related to the most common risk factors. Once they get this information, they will test you for the conditions you are at risk for. Therefore, it is.

If you’re worried about insurance or have other reasons why you don’t want to see your family doctor or pediatrician, you can get tested for STDs at a health clinic like Planned Parenthood. It’s confidential, and you also can get information about birth control and condoms. The best time to talk about getting tested is BEFORE you start having sex (including oral sex).

Getting tested with a new partner is super important and one of the best ways to prevent STDs. It’s totally normal for the conversation to feel a little awkward, but you’ll feel better once you get it over with. HPV Immunization Resources – This Web site has a variety of resources for providers on how to talk to families about HPV and how to improve immunization rates.

CDC Resources. CDC STD Surveillance Data (2015) – Statistics and trends for STIs through 2015. Reported STDs in the US – A snapshot of the prevalence of STIs in the United States. It can be frightening worrying that you might have a sexually transmitted disease.Just the thought of seeking out STD testing and treatment can make some people want to hide under the bed. But finding STD treatment shouldn’t be scary.

Even if you don’t feel comfortable talking about sex with your primary care doctor, you can always visit an STD free clinic. If you have concerns about your child’s behavior, it’s important to tell the pediatrician about your concerns. A 2015 report published by the C.S.

Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health found that many parents aren’t bringing up emotional and behavioral issues with the pediatrician.

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When evaluating a child in a routine office setting or in a specialized gynecologist’s practice, the clinician can ask the child directly if she has any worries or concerns about her body or health.

“Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery” by Tommaso Falcone, William W. Hurd
from Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
by Tommaso Falcone, William W. Hurd
Mosby/Elsevier, 2007

You should also ask whether the pediatrician can test for STIs and prescribe birth control or whether you’ll be referred to another doctor, such as a gynecologist (in which case you might want to go right to the gynecologist and save the pediatrician’s talk for the next scheduled visit).

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from My Teen Has Had Sex, Now What Do I Do?
by Ph.D., Maureen Lyon, Maureen Lyon, Ph.d., Christina Antoniades
Fair Winds Press, 2009

Generally, any testing for STIs, for the adolescent and adult patient, would be done at the twoweek follow-up appointment since prophylaxis will be provided at the acute examination.

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from Handbook of Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault Prevention
by William T. O’Donohue, Paul A. Schewe
Springer International Publishing, 2019

Pediatricians and primary care physicians can provide confidential consultation about sexuality, but relatively few teens feel comfortable talking with their doctor about their sexual health.

“Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach” by Barbara M. Newman, Philip R. Newman
from Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach
by Barbara M. Newman, Philip R. Newman
Cengage Learning, 2017

If a sexually transmitted disease is discovered, the primary care physician of the child should be notified or a direct referral to a child abuse pediatric team can be made.

“The Eye in Pediatric Systemic Disease” by Alex V. Levin, Robert W. Enzenauer
from The Eye in Pediatric Systemic Disease
by Alex V. Levin, Robert W. Enzenauer
Springer International Publishing, 2017

Some youth clinics offer text message reminders of appointments and cell phone calls to return for STI testing results.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

At a visit to their GP, they may be offered a standard Pap test or a new liquid-based test.

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from Applied Methods of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Health Care
by Emma McIntosh, Philip Clarke, et. al.
OUP Oxford, 2010

These antibody titers are not sent routinely in patients requesting STD screens.

“Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology” by Tamara L. Callahan, Aaron B. Caughey
from Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology
by Tamara L. Callahan, Aaron B. Caughey
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott William & Wilkins, 2009

in pediatric and adolescent populations, physicians should initiate frank discussions about safe sex, STDs, and consent.

“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare: A Clinical Guide to Preventive, Primary, and Specialist Care” by Kristen Eckstrand, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld
from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare: A Clinical Guide to Preventive, Primary, and Specialist Care
by Kristen Eckstrand, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld
Springer International Publishing, 2016

You can then ask about any previous STIs and any previous treatments that they may have had.

“Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals” by Carol Lynn Cox
from Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals
by Carol Lynn Cox
Wiley, 2019

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