sexuality

ACOG Guidelines: Menstrual manipulation for adolescents with physical and developmental disabilitiesExpert commentary on Committee Opinion No. 668: Menstrual Manipulation for Adolescents With Physical and Developmental Disabilities.
Dangers of alcohol and first-time sex for teensAdolescents that pair alcohol with their first sexual intercourse are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors and suffer from long-term negative physical and emotional effects, according to a new report.
LGBT teens at higher risk for pregnancyLesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adolescents who are sexually active are at higher risk for unplanned pregnancies than their heterosexual peers.
Sexuality talk gets short shrift at teen health maintenance visitsAudio recordings of 253 annual health maintenance visits of adolescent patients showed that in one-third of such visits, sexuality issues including sexual activity, dating, or sexual identity were not mentioned. Even in the visits that included some sexual content, the duration of the talk was brief—an average of 36 seconds.
Doctors need to talk more with teenagers about sexOne in every 3 annual healthy visits with adolescents contains no discussion about topics related to sexuality. When discussion does occur, it often lasts barely more than half a minute.
HEEADSSS 3.0: The psychosocial interview for adolescents updated for a new century fueled by media
HEEADSSS 3.0: The psychosocial interview for adolescents updated for a new century fueled by mediaThe latest update to the HEEADSSS psychosocial interview for adolescents includes new questions on electronic media use in addition to its time-tested strategies for identifying the critical stressors that affect the overall well-being of teenaged patients.