Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior Editor
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.
Cronholm PF, Bennett IM, Neill R. Effects of Mandatory Parental Notification on Adolescents' Use of Sexual Health Care Services. JAMA. 2002;288(23):2970. doi:10.1001/jama.288.23.2970