Quality sex education lacking for many teens in the United StatesJanuary 13th 2022
Many adolescents across the United States lack quality sex education, a trend that has worsened in recent years. Moreover, national statistics mask significant inequities in the receipt of formal sex education by gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and the location of instruction.
Does maternal history of cervical cancer/biopsy impact HPV vaccine rate in kids?December 16th 2021
For mothers who have an experience with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine preventable outcomes such as a cervical biopsy or cancer, would this history make them more likely to have their child receive this vaccine? It may seem likely, but a new study raises questions about this belief.
Utilizing peer leaders to improve asthma management in teens living in urban areasDecember 9th 2021
In spite of the availability of effective treatments, asthma is not always well controlled among teenagers. An investigation examines whether using peers to helm education efforts can lead to improved outcomes.
Trial examines safety and efficacy of HPV vaccine in young cancer survivorsNovember 22nd 2021
Surviving a bout of cancer early in life puts children and teenagers at risk of cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). A phase 2 trial examined how effective a 3-dose series was in providing protection.
How a program to improve contraceptive access is workingNovember 12th 2021
One year after the close of the Increasing Access to Contraception (IAC) Learning Community, participants had sustained their efforts in support of at least 1 goal: to improve adolescent girls' and women’s access to the full range of contraceptive options.
Reaching teens on sexual health through telehealthOctober 11th 2021
Telehealth offers a whole new way to reach out to adolescent patients for critical conversations on sexual health, according to a session at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
When puberty arrives too early or too lateOctober 9th 2021
Puberty will happen for every child, but when it arrives early or is delayed both parent and child may be worried. A presentation at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition discussed typical reasons for both early and delayed pubertal development.
Visby Medical ™ handheld STI testing device gets approvalSeptember 8th 2021
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued 501(k) clearance for Visby Medical’s Sexual Health Click Test, a single-use, instrument-free polymerase chain reaction diagnostic test for sexually transmitted infections.
CDC updates guidelines for diagnosing and treating STIsAugust 10th 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), notably for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.