Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Position papers and position statements represent the official policy of SAHM. These papers and statements have been approved by SAHM’s Board of Directors and are published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Position papers and statements that appear on the SAHM website are available for non-commercial use by the public, and permission is hereby granted to download, reproduce, reprint and distribute these position papers and statements provided that in each instance the SAHM policy is clearly and correctly identified as a Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine document with its full title and, if applicable, the citation to its publication in the Journal of Adolescent Health. SAHM position papers and statements may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed for resale or other commercial purposes with the express permission of SAHM. (Papers published prior to April 2010 use the Society's name at that time — the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) — but remain reflective of our current position as SAHM.)

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SAHM's Positions Papers and Statements


Recommendations for Electronic Health Record Use for Delivery of Adolescent Health Care – April 2014
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Sexual and Reproductive Health Care – April 2014
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Influenza Vaccination – February 2014
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Adolescent Consent for Vaccination – October 2013
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Recommended Vitamin D Intake and Management of Low Vitamin D Status in Adolescents – June 2013
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Promoting Equity and Reducing Health Disparities Among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Adolescents – June 2013
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LGBT Adolescent Health and Well-being – April 2013
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The Male Genital Examination – April 2012
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Meningococcal Vaccination – Oct 2011
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Financing Vaccines for Adolescents – March 2011
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Driver Education for Adolescents – Aug 2010
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HPV Position Statement – June 2010
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Original (Oct 2006) position
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Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine – Sept 2009
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Health Care Reform and Adolescents: An Agenda for the Lifespan – Sept 2009
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Expedited Partner Therapy for Adolescents Diagnosed with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea – Sept 2009
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School-Entry Vaccination Requirements – March 2008
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Financing Mental Health Services for Adolescents – Sept 2006
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Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate and Bone Mineral Density in Adolescents — The Black Box Warning – Aug 2006
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Preventing and Treating Adolescent Obesity – June 2006
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Adolescent Immunizations – March 2006
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HIV Infection and AIDS in Adolescents – Jan 2006
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Abstinence-Only Education Policies and Programs – Jan 2006
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Meningococcal Vaccine – Sept 2005
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Firearms and Adolescents – Aug 2005
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Suicidality in Adolescents being Treated with Antidepressant Medications and the Black Box Label – Jan 2005
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Bullying and Peer Victimization – Jan 2005
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Protecting Adolescents: Ensuring Access to Care and Reporting Sexual Activity and Abuse – Nov 2004
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Executing Juvenile Offenders – Oct 2004
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Access to Health Care for Adolescents – Oct 2004
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Confidential Health Care for Adolescents – August 2004
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Provision of Emergency Contraception to Adolescents – July 2004
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Eating Disorders in Adolescents – Dec 2003
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Transition from Child-Centered to Adult Health-Care Systems for Adolescents with Chronic Conditions – Oct 2003
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Guidelines for Adolescent Health Research – Nov 2003
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Corporal Punishment in Schools – May 2003
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School-Based Health Clinics – Dec 2001
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Media and Contraception – October 2000
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Incarcerated Youth – July 2000
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Nutritional Health of Adolescents – June 1999
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Code of Research Ethics  - April 1999
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Immunization of Adolescents (Adobe PDF File) – Aug 1998
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Managed Care: Meeting the Health Care Needs of Adolescents – April 1998
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Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents – Sept 1997
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Adolescent Inpatient Units – April 1996
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Adolescent Medicine – Feb 1995
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Transition from Child-Centered to Adult Health-Care Systems for Adolescents with Chronic Conditions – Nov 1993
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Homeless and Runaway Youth Health and Health Needs – Dec 1992
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Reproductive Health Care for Adolescents – Dec 1991
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