The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) is a multidisciplinary organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of adolescents and young adults through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, professional development and research.
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SAHM Writes Letter to Netflix

SAHM has some thoughts about Netflix's new show, 13 Reasons Why, a fictional portrayal of a teenage girl who commits suicide after being harassed and sexually assaulted. Although valuable by illumunating these difficult topics, the show may increase risks to vulnerable youth by motivating copycats or re-traumatizing victims.

The Road to Tolerance and Understanding

SAHM President Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley joined other leaders in the field of adolescent health in releasing a statement urging the entire adolescent health community to embrace tolerance and understanding. It was published simultaneously by JAH, Pediatrics and Academic Pediatrics.

Support of the Oral Contraceptives Over-the Counter Working Group

The working group is focused on the potential of OTC access to OCs to reduce disparities in reproductive health care access and outcomes among low-income, poor, and young women, and to increase opportunities for all people to access a safe, effective method of contraception, free of unnecessary gatekeeping by the health care system, as part of a healthy sexual and reproductive life.

SAHM 2018 Annual Meeting

 


SAVE THE DATE!


March 14-17, 2018
Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA, USA
 

Global Adolescent Health Equity

Too many adolescents and young adults throughout our world encounter great challenges in attaining health, safety, well-being, and their full human potential. What existing structures within and between countries contribute to these challenges? How can we positively change and create new structures that result in respect, dignity, and equity for all? In this meeting, diverse multidisciplinary adolescent health professionals from throughout the world will assemble to share, discuss, critique, and generate strategies that ensure that all young people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to achieve healthy, productive, and meaningful lives.

   

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