The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have launched a variety of resources to support healthcare providers in improving awareness and knowledge of sexual and reproductive health care for adolescents. The new resources provide guidance on recommended services, approaches to addressing important clinical issues, and information for patients and their families on how to optimize the health of adolescents and young adults and reduce risk taking behaviors. The patient and family specific information is designed to be shared by the primary care provider with patients and their families.
- Check out the new AAP online page for adolescent sexual and reproductive health. The site provides access to recommendations on how clinicians can assist and support in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents and features a variety of resources.
- Take the FREE PediaLink Adolescent Sexual Health Curriculum Series courses on Let’s Talk About Sex; Caring for LGBTQ Youth; and Confidentiality and Billing.
- Watch the new videos on Sexual Health History, Follow-Up Sexual Health Visit, Gender Identity, and LGBTQ Youth.
- Check out these CDC DASH resources: Teen Health Services and One on One Time with A Healthcare Provider: An Infobrief for Parents, Health Services for Teens web page, and Sexual Health Services factsheet.