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Should Pediatricians Teach Their Young Patients About Sex?

Posted on · The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a clinical report encouraging pediatricians to fill in a gap of sex education by discussing safe sex and healthy relationships with their patients. The report marks the first update by the AAP on the subject since 2001. It’s a push — if followed — that may be especially […]

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Researcher: Barriers Keep Teens from Participating in HIV and STI Studies

Posted on · A recent paper from Rice University argues legal barriers barring adolescents from participating in HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infections) studies should be removed. We talk with one of the authors, Dr. Quianta Moore, a scholar in health policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and adjunct assistant professor in Baylor College of […]

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Combating Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Harris County

Posted on · Some statistics can, at first blush, seem troubling. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Harris County has the eighth highest number of syphilis cases in the nation. But when you consider that Harris County is also the third most populous county in the country, the stat seems less alarming. Nevertheless, there are a […]