However, the teens say too many providers presume they're not interested in the topic. Glenn Flores , distinguished chair of health policy research at Medica Research Institute and senior author of the study , which was published Feb. In fact, the teens said that doctors were way down the list of sources for sexual health information. The study is just a glimpse at a topic that its authors say has been largely ignored in research on the often-fraught communication between doctors and teenagers. Asian-American Teens Don't Ask Doctors About Sexual Health : Shots - Health News Doctors presume that Asian-American teens aren't having sex, and teenagers presume that doctors will tell their parents if they ask about contraception or other key aspects of sexual health. The teens sought information from teachers, friends, the Internet and television more often than their parents and health care providers.
Avery. Age: 24.
The study is just a glimpse at a topic that its authors say has been largely ignored in research on the often-fraught communication between doctors and teenagers.
Joy. Age: 22.
Asian-American Teens Say They Lie To Doctors About Sex
As a result, the teens said they would lie about sexual histories or refuse hormonal contraceptives. The survey participants said they sincerely wanted more information, and that they would be more comfortable talking about sex if clinicians initiated the conversation and informed them about their right to confidential care. And conversations around sex are often considered taboo in Asian cultures, she says. Asian-American teens say there's a stereotype that they're studious, not sexy.