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A Survey of Pediatricians' Attitudes and Practices about Promoting Communication between Parents and Their Children about Sexuality and Sexual Risk—New—National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC proposes to assess pediatricians' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding promotion of parent-child communication about sexuality and sexual risk, and barriers to offering sexual health counseling to parents. The survey will assess which services are currently offered by physicians (e.g., discussions, pamphlets, videos, referrals to educational programs); when and to whom physicians offer services; the barriers that prevent physicians from offering services; and the types of services pediatricians believe are feasible to offer. Results of this survey will be used to develop effective programs to help pediatricians facilitate communication between parents and children about sexuality and STD/HIV prevention. Increasing parent-adolescent communication about sexuality and STD/HIV is important because many adolescents are having unprotected sex at an early age, and although parent-adolescent communication has been found to be associated with lower sexual risk behavior among adolescents, many parents are not talking to their adolescents. Thus, strategies are needed to inform parents about the benefits of communication as a way to enhance their child's sexual health. Consistent with recommendations from the American Medical Association and the Start Printed Page 6620American Academy of Pediatrics, physicians can play an important role in educating parents about ways to promote their child's sexual health. The total annual burden for this project is 300 hours.
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Dated: January 16, 2001.
Nancy E. Cheal,
Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
[FR Doc. 01-1763 Filed 1-19-01; 8:45 am]
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