Editorial| Volume 76, ISSUE 1, P1-3, July 2007

Providers, parents and communication: the keys to healthy teens and reducing teen pregnancy rates

      Clinicians are overlooked and undervalued in the sexual health education equation for teens and their parents. As trusted health professionals, providers have a unique opportunity to educate entire families on sexual health issues using clear, medically accurate information that is developmentally appropriate and unbiased.
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