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Teen healthcare: Who's in charge?

As teenagers progress into adulthood, they begin to take on more responsibilities. They’re learning to drive, getting their first jobs, and thinking about college. Regular check-ups are a way for teens to practice taking responsibility in another important aspect of life: their healthcare. From filling out paperwork to discussing health concerns with the doctor and asking questions, teens can learn the skills they need to feel confident about managing their health.

But how much responsibility do teens actually take when it comes to doctor’s visits – and what do their parents handle instead?

We asked parents of teens age 13-18 across the U.S. about who handles different aspects of their teens’ healthcare visits. The results of this new National Poll on Children’s Health will be released next week. Sign up for our email list to make sure you get the report as soon as it’s available.

What do you think?
Do you attend your teen's check-ups? Who makes the decisions about your teen's healthcare? Share your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter @MottNPCH.