Asian-American Teens Say They Lie To Doctors About SexEnlarge this image toggle caption Paul Simcock/Corbis Paul Simcock/CorbisTeenagers often are not comfortable talking about their sex lives with a doctor, but Asian-American teens might have an especially tough time, a study finds.
They are particularly uncomfortable talking with Asian-American or Asian health care providers and say they would lie to them about sex because they think the provider would breach confidentiality and tell their parents.
The Asian-American teens also believe health care providers stereotype them as not sexually active and less likely to engage in risky behavior.
The teens sought information from teachers, friends, the Internet and television more often than their parents and health care providers.
“Now as a physician when I see Asian-American teens in the clinic I actually have to stop myself from stereotyping them.”