Primary care management of adolescent sexual behavior

Jonathan M. Ellen, Charles E. Irwin

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Adolescents continue to engage in sexual behaviors that place them at risk for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, and pregnancy. Recent advances in the prevention and management of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy may eventually lead to fewer negative consequences associated with adolescent sexual behavior. This paper discusses scientific and technologic advances in the management of adolescent sexual behavior such as the use of DNA amplification tests to detect genital chlamydial infection and the new female-controlled contraceptives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-448
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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