Pediatrics

Conversations on sex lacking between doctors and teens

Doctors are missing a prime opportunity to share information about sex with their teenage patients by failing to broach the subject during checkups, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.

Health

UN: 7.3 million teen births in developing world

Recent research has suggested that teen pregnancies in the developing world are declining, but more than 7 million girls under the age of 18 are still giving birth each year and suffering drastic consequences, a U.N. report ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Sexual minorities at higher risk of teen pregnancy

(HealthDay)—Adolescent sexual minorities other than lesbians use less hormonal contraception and continue to be at an increased risk for teen pregnancy, with the exception of lesbians, according to a study published in ...

Health

Child health concerns vary among different races, ethnicities

Adults across the U.S. rate childhood obesity as the top health concern for children in 2013, but priorities vary based on racial and ethnic backgrounds, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital ...

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