Oakbrook Terrace, IL - For over fifty years the US has been a leader in training health providers in the specialty of adolescent health, recognizing adolescence as a unique period of life – the gateway to adulthood – where positive interventions have long lasting benefits for the future health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and countries.
The recent Trump administration travel ban stands in direct opposition to the mission of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, an international organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents and young adults, regardless of religion or country of origin.
"On behalf of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) I would like to express our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who were injured and lost their lives in the Orlando shooting."
A new statement by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addresses privacy concerns for adolescents and young adults in situations when they might consult a doctor about pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), substance abuse, mental health, or any health issue that might require confidentiality protection.
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) has issued a statementsupporting the use of a new, recently-approved HPV vaccine by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The vaccine, 9vHPV, is used to protect against HPV-related disease and provides protection against more than double the number of HPV types than other vaccines, resulting in broader disease protection.
Emergency contraception (EC) can help women of all ages avoid pregnancy when they do not want to be pregnant. A woman can use EC after an assault, after sex without a condom or other birth control, or when she is worried that her birth control method failed or did not work properly.
SAHM, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, announced today the launch of a new, free mobile app THRIVE (Teen Health Resources, Information and Vaccine Education). THRIVE was developed and launched as part of a collaboration between SAHM, Pfizer and UNITY Consortium to provide parents with a mobile, interactive resource to help teens and young adults aged 16 to 25 understand their role in and increase ownership over their own health. The app is currently available for Apple and Android devices.
A new article published in the August issue of The Journal of Adolescent Health, the official journal of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine finds the prevalence of eating disorders in transgender college students is far greater than any cisgender man or woman. Cisgender refers to people who identify their personal identity with the gender they were assigned at birth.
Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses that present during adolescence and young adulthood. The medical provider plays a critical role in recognizing and diagnosing the spectrum of eating disorders in adolescents and young adults, heading a multidisciplinary team, determining the right level of care, and monitoring treatment at ever level.
"Vaccines save lives. We now can protect our youth from diseases including cancer — who doesn't want that protection for his or her child?” declares Amy Middleman, MD, MPH, MSEd, FSAHM