A technology-enhanced community health nursing intervention proved useful as a method for preventing gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. It also helped patients improve management of pelvic inflammatory disease.
Chronic disabling fatigue affects up to 2% of adolescents and often follows Epstein-Barr virus-related mononucleosis. No clinically significant infectious, immune, neuroendocrine, or autonomic biomarker or pathophysiologic mechanism has been identified to differentiate those with mononucleosis who go on to develop chronic fatigue from those who recover.
An essential part of delivering critical preventive services to youth includes discussing confidentiality and private time (without a parent in the room) between adolescents and young adults and their healthcare provider to build trust and promote optimal health and well-being.
According to a new study, only about 16% of U.S. adolescents have received the complete vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13 years of age, despite national recommendations for vaccination at ages 11-12.
Family planning providers should develop ways to provide contraceptives to patients in one visit (known as Quick Start) for all methods, according to the Family Planning National Training Center’s Contraceptive Access Change Package. New research indicates that while most public-sector and private providers consider Quick Start for combined hormonal contraceptives and depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) safe for use among adolescents, fewer private providers utilize the technique.
Experiences of sexual harassment and assault are unfortunate realities for many adolescents and young adults. Many youth-serving health professionals have begun to ask how they can contribute to addressing or even preventing sexual harassment and assault in their patients’ lives.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued a new committee opinion designed to help clinicians aid patients in managing symptoms of dysmenorrhea effectively so that women may continue everyday activities with minimal disruption.