Parents lack faith in confidential teen consults

In-depth interviews with parents show their attitude to confidential consults stemmed from the level of trust they held in the GP, or in health professionals generally, and from how they saw their own responsibility as a parent.

“It wasn’t the doctor that gave birth to those kids and should have the responsibility for those decisions,” was how one mother put it.

Researchers from the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and Monash University set out to explore why