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December 18, 2002

Effects of Mandatory Parental Notification on Adolescents' Use of Sexual Health Care Services

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior Editor


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JAMA. 2002;288(23):2970. doi:10.1001/jama.288.23.2970

To the Editor: In a survey of adolescent girls obtaining sexual health care at Planned Parenthood family planning clinics, Dr Reddy and colleagues1 found that many would not seek such care if there was mandatory parental notification. We are concerned that the authors underestimate the magnitude of barriers to adolescents' use of sexual care services.

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