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• Seventy percent of male adolescents and 78% of female adolescents report talking with a parent about at least one of six sex education topics: how to say no to sex, methods of birth control, STIs, where to get birth control, how to prevent HIV infection and how to use a condom.[1] • Young women are more likely than young men to talk with their parents about all sexual health topics except how to use a condom, which is more common among males (45%) than females (36%).[1] • Despite declines in formal sex education between 2006–20–2013, the share of teens talking with parents about most sex education topics has not changed.[1] • Even when parents provide information, their knowledge about contraception or other sexual health topics may often be inaccurate or incomplete.[4] • Both the American Medical Association and the American Pediatrics Association recommend that physicians provide confidential time during adolescent primary care visits to discuss sexuality and counsel teens about sexual behavior.[5] [6] • Despite these recommendations, many health care providers do not talk with their teen patients about sexual health issues during primary care visits.