Entries by Jeff Mutchnik

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“STDs are a persistent enemy….”

…Jonathan Mermin, director of the CDC’s National Center for STDs and TB Prevention, said in a news release last month. He added that the epidemic is, “…growing in number, and outpacing our ability to respond.” Over 50% of new cases of STDs occur in young people ages 15 – 24, Chlamydia cases the most prominent. […]

How to Help Pediatricians Make Most of Teen Sex Talks

Pediatrician’s know there’s a lot to pack into a teenager’s 30- to 45-minute wellness visit. Along with evaluating physical health and mental well-being, doctors need to assess the teen’s sexual behaviors and provide him or her with the necessary education and resources to encourage a healthy lifestyle for years to come. To read the full […]