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HPV and your teen: Having that uncomfortable talk
Orange County Register

Yuck. Gross. Ugh.

Those were just some of the first words that popped into my head when I thought about writing this column.

It was the same reaction, I would guess, that 99.9 percent of parents have when confronted with talking to their teens about sex – and, to make it even more awkward, talking to them about the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. Gulp. Really gross.

But we all need to get over it, experts say.