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Jan 3, 2014 5:49 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Annual well-checks are a good time to talk to teens about safe sex

Talking about teen sex can be hard for parents, and now research suggests pediatricians have a hard time with it too.

Researchers studied more than 250 teens and nearly 50 doctors. They found a third of patients avoided talking about sex during their annual checkup.

The remaining two-thirds of patients did talk about their sex life with their doctor, but it was very brief.

Experts say this should change because annual well-checks are a great time to talk to teens about safe sex and preventing unwanted pregnancies.

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