October 10th 2022
At the 2022 AAP National Conference & Exhibition, a professor from the Baylor College of Medicine discusses how to develop an approach to investigate menstrual disturbances for adolescent patients and understand treatment options.
June 8th 2022
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.
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
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.
Small but meaningful link between teen oral contraceptives and future depressionAugust 2nd 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.
CDC STI treatment guideline updatesMay 5th 2021
A session of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2021 annual meeting pointed to the dramatic increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States and presented highlights from the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STI guidelines.
Parents and health care providers need to cheerlead the HPV vaccine for their teensAugust 3rd 2020
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is the key to a major public health victory, but the vaccine coverage has been less than effective. A report offers some answer to how parental intent has made an impact.
Using an improvement program to improve Chlamydia trachomatis testingJuly 8th 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.