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About half of teenagers have never talked to doctor alone, study finds

CHICAGO - About half of American teenagers have never visited doctors without a parent or guardian present, despite recommendations that such visits begin about age 13, a study led by a Chicago researcher shows.

Dr. Jon Klein wanted find whether the American Medical Association's 1992 recommendation had any effect on teenagers taking an active role in their health care. The study showed that little has changed in 25 years.

"When we launched, we really were going back to that question of has it gotten any better," said Klein, head of pediatrics at the University of

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