Sex and the Teenage Brain – Shrinking It Down

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February 7, 2019

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Posted in: Multimedia, Parenting Concerns, Podcasts, Teenagers

Topics: Child + Adolescent Development, Culture + Society, Relationships

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Sex. Is there anything else in the teenage brain? It’s a wonder they make it through school once puberty hits! We’ll be honest, we didn’t know what direction this conversation would take (yikes), but it turned out a great example of how talking helps us to process some of the trickier issues in life.

In this episode of Shrinking It Down, Dr. Ellen Braaten joins Gene and Steve to pick apart what goes on inside the adolescent mind, developmentally, when it comes to sex, relationships, and delayed gratification. Don’t forget to check out our media list for this one!

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Episode produced by Sara Rattigan

Music by Gene Beresin

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Steven Schlozman

Steven Schlozman, Co-Director

Steven Schlozman, M.D. is co-director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an as...

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Gene Beresin

Gene Beresin, Executive Director

Gene Beresin, M.D. is executive director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a ...

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Ellen Braaten

Ellen Braaten, Co-Director

Ellen Braaten, Ph.D. is co-director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospi...

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Sara Rattigan

Sara Rattigan, Communications Director

Sara Rattigan, M.S. is the communications director for The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a public health communicator whose passion has always centered around innovative a...

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