New Generation Health Center was highlighted in the following paragraphs featuring Clinic
Coordinator Shawna Patterson:
New Generation Health Center in San Francisco, a reproductive health clinic for adolescents, also incorporates social media into its services. If a teenager tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease, for example, and feels awkward about telling a partner, a clinician will point her to a Web site to anonymously inform partners through e-mail.
Recently, after financing for its schools program was cut, the clinic's coordinator, Shawna Pattison, started a frank blog, JustAskShawna. To balance privacy with candor, Ms. Pattison allows teenagers to e-mail her questions that she posts anonymously. Her answers are reviewed by the clinic's medical staff before she publishes them.
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