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Poor quality of sex education worldwide could affect youth sexual health

September 30, 2016

Children and adolescents in nearly a dozen countries around the world view their school-based sex and relationship education as negative, out of touch, heterosexist and taught by poorly trained, often embarrassed teachers, which in turn reduces opportunities to improve their sexual health, according to data published in BMJ Open.

The researchers further concluded that sex and relationship education should be sex-positive and delivered by experts who maintain clear boundaries with students. In addition, unless schools acknowledge the uniqueness of sex as a subject in the classroom, as well as the fact that some students may be sexually active, young people will continue to disengage.

In the Journals

Majority of adverse events in clinical trials remain unpublished

September 30, 2016
A lower number and smaller range of adverse events were reported in published studies compared with those unpublished, according to data published in PLoS Medicine
In the Journals

PCPs, patients often at odds over drug importance, adherence

September 30, 2016
There is substantial discordance between patients and PCPs in terms of the importance of certain drugs, as well as drug adherence, with nearly 20% of medications…

FDA hold halts phase 3 study of ADHD, Fragile X syndrome treatment

September 30, 2016
Alcobra, Ltd. received verbal notice from the FDA’s Division of Psychiatry Products that a full clinical hold was placed on the Investigational New Drug…
FDA News

FDA grants ezutromid rare pediatric disease status for Duchene muscular dystrophy

September 29, 2016
The FDA has granted a rare pediatric disease designation to Summit Therapeutics for ezutromid in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to a company…
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Feature Article

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Autism: The Question of Omega-3

Pediatric Annals, March 2016, Volume 45 Issue 3
The use of complementary and alternative medicine is widespread among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but…
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Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Index of suspicion—a term used daily by clinicians in general practice who must, in a sea of “normal”…
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Discoveries from ACC 2016: Angina

Discoveries from ACC 2016: Angina

Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Research shows lasting effects of persistent marijuana use in teens

May 14, 2016
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