New Study: Only About Half Of Physicians Ask Women About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new study indicating that 54 percent of OB/GYNs and 57 percent of family practice physicians report discussing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) with "all" or "most" of their non-pregnant, sexually active, routine gynecological patients. The numbers are slightly lower when it comes to discussing HIV/AIDS (43 percent of OB/GYNs, 53 percent of family physicians).

With an estimated 15 million new cases occurring annually, STDs are a

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