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Adolescent Sexual Health
Dear Walkers,

Thank you to those of you who joined us live for our June 2022 virtual Walk with a Doc!

For the June 2022 walk, we welcomed Dr. Caroline Barangan who gave a talk on Adolescent Sexual Health and then took your questions live.

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AAP Resources
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers parents and patients up-to-date medical information on a wide range of pediatric topics. Here are a few on-point with our talk this month.

Follow these links to learn more (all posts are available in English and Spanish by pressing the link at the very top of each page to change language).
Adolescent Sexuality: Talk the Talk Before They Walk the ...

Adolescence can be tough enough to get through without questions of sex, sexuality, and sexual identity. But adolescents are humans, too - no matter how alien they may seem to their parents at times. Openly addressing the all-too-human questions...

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Expect Respect: Healthy Relationships

Respecting each other Knowing that you make each other better people Sharing common interests, but having outside friends and activities too Settling disagreements peacefully and with respect Relationships are supposed to make both people feel...

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Teaching Teens To Use Condoms Faithfully

The latex condom is the only form of birth control that provides protection against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. While not infallible, using a prophylactic correctly is much safer than not using one.

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Sex, Gender Identity & Puberty

Whether your puberty is early, is late, or just feels wrong, your doctor can guide you and your family. Doctors, nurses, and counselors in health care are eager to help you cope with big feelings and help you find a way to make puberty feel...

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For Teens: How to Make Healthy Decisions About Sex

Before you decide to have sex or if you are already having sex, you need to know how to stay healthy. Even if you think you know everything you need to know about sex, take a few minutes and read on. Your doctor wants to make sure you know the facts.

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Contraception Explained: Options for Teens & Adolescents

This article provides information about both over-the-counter and prescription forms of birth control. Many times, your child's pediatrician can provide or prescribe a suitable form of contraception right there in the office, or provide a...

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Helping Teens Resist Sexual Pressure

Entered puberty early Socialize with youngsters who approve of and encourage sexual activity Place little value on education Have a poor relationship with their parents, particularly their father Rarely attend religious instruction or services...

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Gender-Diverse & Transgender Children

​​Some children do not identify with either gender. They may feel like they are somewhere in between or have no gender. It is natural for parents to ask if it is "just a phase." But, there is no easy answer. The American Academy of Pediatrics...

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When Should Teens Use Emergency Contraception?

Emergency contraception―commonly known as the "morning after pill" or the copper IUD―helps reduce the risk of pregnancy after unprotected or under-protected sex and is safe for teens. Contrary to many beliefs, it does not disrupt an implanted...

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Next Walks on

Sunday, July 10 (English)

Sunday, August 21 (Spanish)
Keeping schools open and safe is our first priority, so for now we're keeping our family events virtual to reduce the spread of COVID. When the COVID infection rate decreases, and vaccines are available for all age groups, we will resume our in-person walks in Las Vegas and Reno.

In the meantime:
  • Keep walking every day
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Keep 6 feet from other people
  • For everyone 2 years and older, wear a mask when you aren't vaccinated and can't socially distance

We hope to "see" you at our future virtual walks.