Had the Talk? : President’s Corner August 2016: Dr. Freda Bush

“Why am I involved with the Medical Institute?”

It’s simple.  I have four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. My husband, Lee, and I determined years ago, “It is not enough for us to be concerned about ‘our four and … Read the rest

Teenage Emotions and the Adolescent Brain

MI Science Staff: July 2016

Helping teens develop emotionally is an important part of parenting our youth. But, as parents, we may well find ourselves on an emotional roller coaster as we navigate the difficult journey of parenting adolescents. Even … Read the rest

President’s Corner for Early July 2016

Building Family Connections (BFC) Training

Youth commonly access sexy subject matter on TV, movies, iPads, smartphones, etc.  They also “snap chat”, “insta-gram”, twitter and listen to music.  The messages they are receiving from this flood of input are being incorporated … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 5

Maintenance, Relapse, Termination

By: MI science staff: June 2016

Behavior change often does not go smoothly. Even when a young person has moved to the point of taking action to stop participating in sexual activity, maintaining that action can certainly … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 4: Action

MI Science Staff

May, 2016

The fourth stage in the Transtheoretical Model of change is action. In this stage an individual has made specific, observable changes in their lifestyle within the past 6 months in moving toward behavioral change. A … Read the rest

Serious Concerns about Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives and Teens

President’s Corner for Late May 2016

Dr. Freda M. Bush

This week I had a mother bring her 17y/o daughter to the office for her first GYN examination. “Tamera” is graduating from high school this month and her mother wants … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 3 Preparation

MI Science Staff: May 2016

This article is the third part of MI’s series on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. Our previous articles focused on the pre-contemplative and the contemplative stages of readiness for change. The third stage is … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 2

MI Science Staff: April 2016

In March, our science article introduced the Transtheoretical Model for Behavioral Change as a viable model for changing risky sexual behavior. Only the first of six stages of “readiness for change” was visited in the … Read the rest