Medical chaperones should be used during pediatric exams

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Written By:Abbie Smith New guidelines released by theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)state that teenagers should be given the choice of having a c...

 

Written By: Abbie Smith

New guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) state that teenagers should be given the choice of having a chaperone present when they are undergoing pediatric exams.

The AAP also says that paediatricians should be provided with a medical chaperone when they are examining younger children in situations where a parent or carer is not available or when they are being examined for suspected abuse.

The new policy statement, publihsed in the Pediatrics journal, clarifies advice on the use of medical chaperones, offering details on when they should be used, who can be used as a chaperone and when they should be offered to teenage patients.

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