Resources for Parents


Teens, Birth Control and “The Talk” – What You Need to Know

When it comes to birth control and sexual health, pediatricians are a trusted source of information. If you have a teen, here’s what to expect at the doctor’s office, along with tips for talking to your teen.

Teens and Pregnancy: 10 Things They Don’t Tell Your Teen in Sex Ed

Some parents may find it awkward or difficult to talk to their kids about sex, but May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month so there is no better time than the present! Here are a few things they may not have learned in health class.

Kids and Pain: Treatment and Care After Surgery

After a surgical procedure, a person is often told to take a pill every few hours to feel better. According to guidelines from the American Pain Society, there are better options than just a pill for postoperative pain management.

When Your Daughter Wants Plastic Surgery: What Parents Need to Know About Labial Hypertrophy

If you have a tween or teen daughter, then you are all too familiar with the images and ideals of beauty that she is bombarded with every day. As a pediatric gynecologist and surgeon, I can tell you that these ideals are increasingly (and alarmingly) showing up in gynecologists’ offices



PediaCast 331: Talking To Children and Teens About Sex

Dr. Elise Berlan and Dr. Wendy Anderson-Willis join Dr. Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on talking with kids and teens about sex.

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For Parents

Parents play a key role in educating children and providing support to prevent unplanned teen pregnancies. Check out resources for you.