Clinicians may still use urine nucleic-acid amplification tests, despite the recommendation to use a more sensitive vaginal swab to test for Chlamydia trachomatis. A report looks at whether a quality improvement program could change that.
Initiation and completion rates for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine aren’t where public health officials would like them to be. A report examines whether an intensive intervention can help improve those rates.
Autodialer centralized reminder and recall messages have been used to improve the rate of childhood vaccination. A new study examines whether they could improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates as well.
It’s a source of worry and a potential reason for adolescent girls to forego needed gynecologic care: the pelvic exam. A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine looked at just how many unnecessary exams are performed on teenagers and young women who don’t need them.
Whereas hormone prescribing for transgender or gender diverse children and teenagers may be a specialty, primary care pediatricians are often the first-line provider families turn to for support and guidance.