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 information about HPV and HPV vaccines including ready-to-use tools and resources for clinicians to successfully communicate 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:
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