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In this episode, hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, unpack the AAP’s updated policy on contraception. Laura Grubb MD, MPH, FAAP, a member of the AAP Committee on Adolescence, talks about the new terminology and the change in attitudes toward long-acting reversible contraception. The hosts also discuss new research in Pediatrics with Jonathan Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP, who co-authored a review article about the use of marijuana in adolescents and young adults.



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Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP


Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP, is Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is also the Savithri and Samuel Raj Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Executive vice head of the department of pediatrics in the UIC College of Medicine. Jon is a pediatrician and a specialist in adolescent medicine and a health services researcher. He is currently Scientific Director for the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B Richmond Center, dedicated to the elimination of children’s exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke.

Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH, FAAP


Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH, FAAP, is an adolescent medicine specialist and general pediatrician with research interests in sexual education for intellectually impaired adolescents and young adults, social media use and self-harm, contraception affordability and access, minors’ rights to consent and confidentiality in health care, and prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. In 2016 she was appointed to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence which monitors and makes policy recommendations to the Board of Directors on issues surrounding vital adolescent health issues. She develops and authors policy statements, clinical reports, and technical reports on behalf of the AAP.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose

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*The views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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