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Teens and doctors avoid talking about sexual activity
Examiner ^ | Jan. 5, 2013 | Martha

Posted on 01/05/2014 4:00:57 PM PST by usalady

At a time when sexually transmitted diseases are infecting millions of teenagers it has been reported that doctors don’t bother asking them about their sex life. If a doctor does not bring it up during a physical examination neither does the teenager.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: sex; sexualdisease; std; teenagers
Although this could be a way for teenagers to become informed about sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and teen pregnancy if the patient doesn’t ask most doctors don’t offer the information.
1 posted on 01/05/2014 4:00:57 PM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

Doctors just assume they are having sex.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 4:04:05 PM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: usalady

Who’s got the time after quizzing them about Dad and Mom’s guns?


3 posted on 01/05/2014 4:04:08 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: usalady

Perhaps doctors don’t feel its any of their business? If the teenager has a problem or a question, they should bring it up. I’d be suspicious of any doctor trawling for info what with the new Obamacare mandates. There’s always the feeling anything you say might be used against you in some overtly political way.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 4:04:38 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: usalady

Kids are smart enough to know that confidentiality is not reality. And what the hell are they going to talk about? It’s really not a hidden subject.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 4:05:36 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: usalady

It doesn’t help that who knows what is recorded electronically and put in the big centralized database.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 4:08:35 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I had to take my son to one of those walkin clinics Christmas eve. The Nurse practitioner sure asked about his smoking and drinking.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 4:12:08 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: usalady

Isn’t it interesting that your whole article history is an effort to drive traffic to your Examiner blog?

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:usalady/index?tab=articles


8 posted on 01/05/2014 4:14:25 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: driftdiver

I was in the hospital last year As I was about to be discharged the nurse asked me if I felt safe going to my home environment. I told her it is none of her $%$$&%& business.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 4:21:43 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

My son thought she was nuts. First of all he had a sinus infection. Secondly he doesn’t do either of those and if he did wouldn’t admit it with me in the room.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 4:24:18 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Dr, Sivana
You are right about this and that is something anyone visiting their doctor has to worry about today. All of the physicians that tend to my health needs are at the same clinic and I have already been required to used the Internet rather than the phone for everything except emergencies.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 5:07:09 PM PST by usalady
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To: Sacajaweau

Sacahaweau

According to U.S Health and Human Services, unfortunately many STD are not recognized by some of these young people until it is too late to prevent permanent damage to their bodies.


12 posted on 01/05/2014 5:11:16 PM PST by usalady
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To: Sacajaweau

Why would doctors ask them about their sexual activity? Isn’t that what Facebook is for?


13 posted on 01/05/2014 5:11:45 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: Viennacon

With 25 percent of college age students infected with STD and perhaps too embarrassed to confide in a doctor while noticing that something is happening to their bodies, what is the remedy to dealing with this problem?


14 posted on 01/05/2014 5:17:10 PM PST by usalady
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To: Still Thinking

And that is another topic I will be writing about later this month.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 5:18:54 PM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

EXCUSE me...but, if a “teen” doesn’t know about an STD or pregnancy....they are idiots, and probably never go to a doctor...let alone a school.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 5:22:03 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: dragonblustar

If doctors assume they are having sex, why don’t they at least talk to them about preventing an unwanted pregnancy or how to protect themselves from becoming infected? The teenager does not have to ask questions if the doctor assumes they are already sexually involved.


17 posted on 01/05/2014 5:23:05 PM PST by usalady
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To: goodnesswins

Not idiots, fool hardy. Just as they binge drink and some end up dying from alcohol poisoning or driving when drunk?
Most “hooking up” takes place when both parties are drunk and don’t even remember who they had sex with the next day.


18 posted on 01/05/2014 5:26:16 PM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

Whatever.....are you “Martha?”


19 posted on 01/05/2014 5:33:21 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: usalady

Soooo....does the doc talk to them about “alcohol poisoning or driving when drunk?”


20 posted on 01/05/2014 5:38:33 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: gitmo

You beat me to it. Doctors can just Google their patients for info like that.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 5:43:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: usalady

It’s not important if the teen is being diddled by a 40-year old homosexual. Leave that be.

What matters is, “Does your reactionary tea-party father have a gun in the house? What kind?”


22 posted on 01/05/2014 5:55:49 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: usalady

And presumably posting an excerpt here, hoping idiots will click over the examiner...right?


23 posted on 01/05/2014 6:00:01 PM PST by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: usalady

I’d like to reply by saying this is perhaps nature’s way of telling people not to screw everything that has two legs and moves...

But that would be no solution. It doesn’t help of course that some STDs are symptomless in men, but horrible for women.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 6:00:25 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: usalady
If doctors assume they are having sex, why don’t they at least talk to them about preventing an unwanted pregnancy or how to protect themselves from becoming infected?


25 posted on 01/05/2014 6:11:13 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: usalady
hy don’t they at least talk to them about preventing an unwanted pregnancy or how to protect themselves from becoming infected?

Some of the doctors will talk with the parent before taking with the teen, others will directly talk with the teens.

26 posted on 01/05/2014 6:40:02 PM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: usalady

Our doctor says University of Texas Austin has the highest numbers of STDs around. It’s a cesspool of nasties.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 6:42:52 PM PST by bgill
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To: shelterguy

I was once asked if I would do harm to myself. I asked how much harm would a bag of cookies do. Another quizzed our kids on guns in the house. Uh, duh, daddy’s in LE. Thankfully, they were smart enough not to play that game. How did these morons get their licenses?


28 posted on 01/05/2014 6:52:31 PM PST by bgill
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To: usalady
The teenager does not have to ask questions if the doctor assumes they are already sexually involved.

The presumption should be the other way. I know that this isn't the modern way, but it is an insult to anybody in my family to presume he is being unchaste.
29 posted on 01/05/2014 7:26:27 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: TigersEye
I have some young female relatives I know WAY too much about their sex lives. Thanks to Facebook.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 7:41:00 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: usalady

The lazy fools can go on the internet and educate themselves. It’s not like it’s restricted online. I’m sick of hearing about how stupid so many teenagers are these days despite the plethora of education available about all of it.


31 posted on 01/05/2014 7:55:46 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: gitmo

Yikes! I don’t do Facebook and I have no children or young relatives so I hadn’t even thought of it that way.


32 posted on 01/05/2014 8:17:15 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Viennacon

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33 posted on 01/07/2014 4:10:26 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Each generation thinks it invented sex, and each generation is totally mistaken." Robert Heinlein)
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