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Children and adolescents should receive age-appropriate and evidence-based education about sex and sexuality from pediatricians, schools, professionals and parents, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In the U.S., according to the AAP, about one in three adolescents does not receive any information on sexuality from pediatricians.
And when the subject does come up between doctors and kids, the average conversation lasts less than 40 seconds, the group says in a new report.
"Which means two-thirds of the time it's not discussed at all, and when it is discussed it's such a brief time," said Dr. Cora Breuner, chairperson of the AAP's Committee on Adolescence.