Improving LARC access for teens

July 21, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a report urging greater access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) for teenagers.

Using an improvement program to improve Chlamydia trachomatis testing

July 08, 2020

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.

Levonorgestrel IUDs are safe and effective in adolescents

July 06, 2020

A study finds that the levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD) is successful in controlling abnormal uterine bleeding and in suppressing menses in teenagers.

Improving HPV vaccination rates

June 18, 2020

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.

Latinx teens and sex education: How effective is it?

June 11, 2020

Sex education can help lead to better sexual health outcomes for teenagers. A meta-analysis looks at how interventions can help improve sexual health outcomes for Latinx adolescents.

Can reminder messages improve HPV vaccination rates?

May 18, 2020

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.