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Six tips for parents of teen drivers

Research shows that parents can make a difference by talking to their teens about expectations. Use these teen driver tips to help your child become a safer driver.

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Why doctors ask to speak to teen patients alone

When a doctor speaks to a teen alone, the conversation is to get a feel for what is going on in their life, including school, activities and social interactions.

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Contraception options for teens and adolescents

Every method of birth control has pros and cons, and it is important to have a personalized discussion with a healthcare provider to determine what is best for your teen.

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Helping your child transition from pediatric to adult medical care

While it may be difficult to leave the comfort of your family provider, finding the best adult care for your child is an important part of growing up.

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When should I take my child for her first gynecological exam?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends visiting an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) for the first time between ages 13-15.