Provider Education

Provider Education

​New Pedialink educational courses are now available, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to increase awareness of Adolescent Sexual Health and to support pediatricians and other health care providers in improving awareness and knowledge of sexual and reproductive health care for adolescents and young adults.

Three courses are now available here.

As part of this series, four videos were created to demonstrate conversations with adolescent patients about sexual health care. These videos include:

The AAP also offers pediatricians a review and education program, the Self-Assessment Program of PREP® The Curriculum. Through this program, pediatricians are able to assess where their pediatric knowledge is strongest and where they may need to grow. This program makes it easy to see the knowledge gaps and give the tools needed to close these gaps. 

An HPV Champion Toolkit has been created by the AAP to combine the best resources available for the pediatrician to increase the number of young people receiving the HPV vaccine. This toolkit contains: teaching sessions, CME activities, video clips, resources, articles, and success stories. The CDC provides informa​​tion about HPV and HPV vaccine​s including ready-to-use tools and resources for clinicians to successfully com​municate with parents about HPV vaccination.​

Physicians for Reproductive Health's Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP)​ has created a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum for residency programs, providers, and other professionals who serve adolescents. See below for the full list of modules:  

Curriculum Modules: 

  • Adolescent-Friendly Health Services 

  • Adolescents and Abortion 

  • Adoption and Adolescents 

  • Beyond Abstinence and Risk: A new Paradigm for Adolescent Sexuality 

  • Caring for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents 

  • Caring for Transgender Adolescents 

  • Chlamydia and Adolescent Patients 

  • Cultural Competency and Adolescent Health 

  • Emergency Contraception and Adolescents 

  • Essentials of Contraception and Adolescents 

  • From Health Care Providers to Teen: What you need to know about sex and sexuality 

  • Human Papillomavirus and Adolescents 

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth 

  • Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: First-line Care for Adolescents 

  • Male Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health 

  • Physicians as Advocates for Adolescent Reproductive Health 

  • Pregnancy Options Counseling with Adolescents 

  • Providing Confidential Reproductive Health Care to Adolescents 

  • Sexual History-Taking: Essential Questions 

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: Epidemiology, Testing and Treatment for Adolescents 

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