Sexual Health

How a program to improve contraceptive access is working

November 12, 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 telehealth

October 11, 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

Visby Medical ™ handheld STI testing device gets approval

September 08, 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 STIs

August 10, 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.

Small but meaningful link between teen oral contraceptives and future depression

August 02, 2021

Adolescent oral contraceptive use is associated with a small yet meaningful increased risk of experiencing an episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) in early adulthood, especially among women with no history of MDD in adolescence.

Role of safety concerns in HPV vaccine refusal

June 30, 2021

There are many reasons why a caregiver may refuse to have his or her child receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, including safety concerns. A research letter examines whether those concerns have increased.