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Helping Teens Understand Unhealthy Dating Relationships
written by Sheila Overton, M.D.
on Monday, 27th February, 2017

Most adults would agree that the teen years can be a vulnerable period. Teens juggle the mastery of many tasks during this phase. One of the most important is developing the tools needed to form healthy partner relationships. Unfortunately, for many teens, an introduction to unhealthy relationships occurs during this time. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 teens say they’ve ...

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Generation Hope: Change a Life, Change a Generation
written by Sheila Overton, M.D.
on Sunday, 19th June, 2016

I’d like to share my experience with Generation Hope. It is an incredible organization, founded by Nicole Lynn Lewis. I first met Nicole Lewis in 2011. We crossed paths at a conference called “Promoting What Works”, which addressed teen pregnancy prevention. It wasn’t long before Nicole asked me ...

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Before It's Too Late: A Parent's Guide on Teens, Sex, and Sanity
written by Sheila Overton, M.D.
on Wednesday, 20th April, 2016

Before It’s Too Late: A Parent’s Guide on Teens, Sex, and Sanity Before It’s Too Late: A Parent’s Guide on Teens, Sex, and Sanity meets the urgent need to proactively reach adults before their teen is in crisis. The book will educate and wake up parents who would recoil at the thought that their teen could become pregnant at the age of 14 or contract ...

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Six Things Parents Should Avoid When Guiding Teens About Sex
written by Sheila Overton, M.D.
on Wednesday, 26th August, 2015

As an OB/GYN and an advocate for prevention of teen pregnancy and STDs, Iíve had plenty of opportunities to interact with parents on the topic of teen sexual health. Often, parents allow misperceptions and worries about what to say to their kids about sex become obstacles to effective communication. As a parent, you want to be able to provide the very best guidance to your kids. ...

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Five Ways to Become an Approachable Parent: Positive Parenting for Teen Sexual Health
written by Sheila Overton, M.D.
on Tuesday, 21st July, 2015

One of the top questions I’ve encountered from parents as an Ob/Gyn and health educator is: “How can I get my teen to come to me with questions and concerns about sex?” While some parents and teens may have that near-perfect, open relationship that allows them to discuss sensitive issues like sex easily, my experience is that most don’t. There are many ...

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Teen Pregnancy - It's More Than Just About The Baby
written by Sheila Overton, M.D.
on Friday, 22nd May, 2015

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Teen pregnancy and births in the U.S. have reached historic lows, so it might be tempting for parents, healthcare providers, community leaders and others to think, “problem solved!” and move on to another really important teen issue. But here is the reality: Approximately 625,000 teen pregnancies still occur annually ...

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