Attractive Young Man Lying on Sofa at Night and Illuminated by Light from Screen of Cell Phone at Home in Living Room
    May 24, 2016
    Parent Confidential – Teens, Tech and Sex: What you need to know now

    As a gynecologist, I thought that I was staying pretty connected to what is going on with sex and dating. ¬†However, more and more I learn new information from my teenage patients about what sex is li…

    The Big Talk
    March 24, 2008
    Sexuality: The Big Talk

    We know that parents communicating with kids about sexuality can have powerful effects: on average it delays the age of first intercourse, increases the chance of contraception if they do have interco…

    Peers Shape Attitudes About Sex
    October 11, 2001
    Peers Shape Attitudes About Sex

    When people think of peer pressure, they usually think of someone being pressured to go against their conscience to engage in unhealthy behavior. That does happen, but peer pressure is far stronger th…

    First Love - Knowing When to Let Go
    November 21, 1999
    First Love – Knowing When to Let Go

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Let me go out on a limb here: you started dating a guy you really liked. He was wonderful. He made you feel special. He told you he loved you, he gave you gifts, and he was very a…

    Sex should not hurt. Teenage girl crying in the foreground while boyfriend sleeps in background.
    November 15, 1999
    Sex Should NOT Hurt!

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Sex hurts? How unsettling! And much more common than you might imagine. Doctors have a name for this; we call it dyspareunia (pronounced dis-pah-ROO-ne-ah). Most women have gone t…