17 doctors weighed in:
What would you do if you found out your 17 year old teenager has an std?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 doctors agree
In brief: Get treated
It is hard for parents to find out their child has an std.
It is important to get them treated right away to avoid long term complications. Find a doctor you trust to address contraception to avoid unplanned pregnancy and get her vaccinated against hpv. Try to have an open dialogue regarding your family's beliefs about sexuality and try to understand your teenagers perspective too.

In brief: Get treated
It is hard for parents to find out their child has an std.
It is important to get them treated right away to avoid long term complications. Find a doctor you trust to address contraception to avoid unplanned pregnancy and get her vaccinated against hpv. Try to have an open dialogue regarding your family's beliefs about sexuality and try to understand your teenagers perspective too.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Andres R Villar
excellent!
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but
Dr. Livingston has the correct response to this problem. Adolescents dislike, and in fact, are turned off by, being lectured at (to).
So a non-confrontational dialogue weighing their point of view is paramount. Don't lecture. Listen. Give your child the dignity to accept their mistake and work to improve their ability to make good health choices.

In brief: Yes, but
Dr. Livingston has the correct response to this problem. Adolescents dislike, and in fact, are turned off by, being lectured at (to).
So a non-confrontational dialogue weighing their point of view is paramount. Don't lecture. Listen. Give your child the dignity to accept their mistake and work to improve their ability to make good health choices.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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