adolescents

Dienogest for adolescents with endometriosis?One study found advantages and drawbacks.
Management of adolescents with gender dysphoriaPatients with GD are increasingly likely to present for care, and ob/gyns should be familiar with the latest management guidelines.
FDA approves OxyContin for some pediatric patientsFDA recently granted special approval of pediatric use of OxyContin in patients aged 11 to 16 years, under specific conditions.
Childhood family meals protect against overweight in early adulthoodTeenagers who eat at least 1 meal a week with their families are less likely than those who never eat with their families to be overweight or obese when they reach their 20s or 30s, according to a large longitudinal study.
Latest research: Does spontaneous preterm birth increase risk of CVD?Contemporary OB/GYN provides information on the latest research on the possibility of a link between cardiovascular disease and spontaneous preterm birth; whether or not contraceptive expiration dates might be conservative; and helping answer the question of whether or not the HPV vaccine causes more sexual activity.
UK approves three-parent fertility treatments and more researchA form of assisted reproductive technology that could make it possible for women with mutations in mitochondrial DNA to give birth to children free of mitochondrial disease has been approved by UK’s House of Commons. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee is considering granting similar approval for use of the technique—known as oocyte modification or three-parent gene therapy—in the United States.
PODCAST: Marvin L Wang, MD discusses the CDC’s draft recommendation on adolescent circumcisionMarvin L Wang, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of Newborn Nurseries at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the CDC’s draft recommendation on the health benefits and risks of circumcision in children and adolescents.
Cosmetic camouflage improves quality of life for kids with vascular, pigmentary anomaliesResearchers report the benefits of cosmetic camouflage for children, teens negatively impacted by visible vascular or pigmentary conditions.
Screenings are provided courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics (VIDEOS)See videos that are part of the multimedia publication Reaching Teens: Strength-based…, Edited by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, FSAHM and Sara B. Kinsman, MD, PhD. Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics
3 tips for evaluating teens for aesthetic treatmentWhen evaluating teenagers for cosmetic procedures, it's important to keep physical and emotional maturity in mind and take a heavy approach to education.