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My 14 yr old daughter is dating a 17 yr old.  How can I find out if she is sexually active? She has been lying so I can't take her word.

In Topics: Teen sexuality and dating
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Dec 10, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

I would first ask her the question.  Even if she has a history of not telling the truth, if asked in a non-threatening way, you may get a reliable answer.  Next, trust your own judgment. Initiate a discussion of teen sexual behavior and see where it goes or comment on something on TV or the news which is a similar topic and ask her opinion.  Start a dialogue.  Best wishes.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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