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AAP: ‘Room for improvement’ in STD prevention

October 25, 2017

To address the varying sexual and reproductive health concerns among adolescents and young adults, the AAP recently issued a clinical report that it said would help pediatricians play a “significant role” in improving patients’ care in these areas.

Government agencies and medical groups have previously issued recommendations and guidelines on the provision of reproductive and sexual health information and services, according to Arik V. Marcell, MD, MPH, of the division of general practice and adolescent medicine, department of pediatrics at the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

In the Journals

Specific vaginal bacteria linked to heightened risk for chlamydia infection, STIs

October 4, 2017
Women with vaginal microbiota predominantly populated with Lactobacillus iners are more likely to acquire a Chlamydia trachomatis infection and other sexually
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Emergency contraception decoded: Discussing cost, efficacy and access

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2017
Edward A Bell, PharmD, BCPS
In 2011, approximately 45% of the more than 6 million annual pregnancies in the United States were unintended, according to a study by Finer and colleagues in The New
In the Journals

Abstinence-only programs do not delay sexual initiation, prevent STIs

September 5, 2017
Sexual education that promotes “abstinence-only-until-marriage” is not effective at limiting sexual initiation or sexual risk behaviors, according to a
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Contraception for Adolescents

Pediatric Annals, February 2013, Volume 42 Issue 2
1. Identify and explain the four currently available methods of emergency contraception. 2. Discuss the risk and…
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Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Index of suspicion—a term used daily by clinicians in general practice who must, in a sea of “normal”…
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Video: Expert discusses clinical impact of poor sex education in schools

December 10, 2015
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