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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.
List of related literature:
|from Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery|
|from My Teen Has Had Sex, Now What Do I Do?|
|from Handbook of Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault Prevention|
|from Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach|
|from The Eye in Pediatric Systemic Disease|
|from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book|
|from Applied Methods of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Health Care|
|from Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare: A Clinical Guide to Preventive, Primary, and Specialist Care|
|from Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals|