Doctors for Teens

April 14, 2009 § 2 Comments

Hey folks – my posting has been light this week since I’m in San Francisco visiting family. But here’s some quick information passed on by Tara from NARAL Pro-Choice New York (one of my fave organizations!).

I thought you’d be interested in this new resource for teens in NYC that NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health are unveiling: Doctors for Teens. This website helps teens find providers they can talk to openly and honestly, who specialize specifically in adolescent needs, and who will respond to teens’ needs confidentially and without judgment. Teens can search by borough to find which providers near them offer things like low-cost service, birth control, HPV testing, and primary care. The site is also available in Spanish.

Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for young women to speak without shame about sex. If you’re uncomfortable talking to your parents or regular doctor about sex, these websites are fantastic resources.

§ 2 Responses to Doctors for Teens

  • ruthelizabeth says:

    Such a good resource! I’ve come to accept that your parents, friends and teachers aren’t always right. It’s pretty hard to view doctors the same way, which is why it’s so important to find a doctor who doesn’t judge your personal decisions.

  • E.G. says:

    That is wonderful. Definitely a service that is still needed, when even women in their late teens/early twenties at a women’s college have difficulties talking openly and honestly about their sexual health without ridicule or judgement.

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