Pediatricians should discuss fertility and sexual function, doctors say

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Talks about reproductive health in pediatrics often touch on contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, but many doctors still fail to discuss issues like fertility and sexual function, a group of U.S. physicians says. As more children and teens are surviving cancer and other diseases that can alter fertility and sex function – either through the underlying condition or the treatment – pediatricians need to do a better job of making sure their young patients understand the implications for reproduction and sexual health, the doctors argue in the journal Pediatrics.
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