(Press-News.org) Routine adolescent preventive visits provide important opportunities for promoting sexual and reproductive health and for preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
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Health care providers missing opportunities to talk about sexual health with young people
Less than one-third of adolescents report conversations about sexual health during annual visits
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Less than one-third of adolescents report conversations about sexual health during annual visits