The paper's authors encourage their colleagues to provide condoms in their offices and support increasing access in the community.

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"Although abstinence of sexual activity is the most effective method for prevention of pregnancy and STIs (sexually transmitted infections), young people should be prepared for the time when they will become sexually active," several doctors wrote in a policy statement published Monday in the organization's journal Pediatrics.

"When used consistently and correctly, male latex condoms reduce the risk of pregnancy and many STIs, including HIV." Teen pregnancy rates are declining in the United States; in 2011, the number of babies born to women aged 15 to 19 was at a record low, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

He is asking for damages for what his lawyer calls "significant mental and emotional distress and trauma as a result of his injuries." In October 2010, Nash underwent surgery at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Doctors were removing and replacing a malfunctioning penile implant.

"That makes it even more confusing (for kids).” The study authors also looked at how sexting relates to sexual behavior among these adolescents.

The survey showed that those who reported receiving a sext, were six times more likely to report being sexually active than teens who hadn't received a sext.Those who sent a sext were about 4 times more likely to report being sexually active.FULL POST Thirty-six seconds is the average time a physician spends speaking with adolescent patients about sexuality, according to research published online Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.A new study demonstrating the vaccine's safety and potential effectiveness was published this week in the journal Science Translational Medicine.FULL POST A 61-year-old Army veteran is suing the U. government for million, claiming negligent care resulted in severe frostbite on his penis, leading to its partial amputation. Nash of Louisville, Kentucky, filed suit in federal court Monday.But in some people HPV leads to genital warts and cancers – notably, cervical cancer.