The Road to Tolerance and Understanding


Three major pediatric journals have simultaneously published an important commentary- The Road to Tolerance and Understanding.

The journals are: Pediatrics, Academic Pediatrics, and the Journal of Adolescent Health.

The paper was written by leaders from several leading pediatric associations including President Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. It discusses specific steps that the pediatric community can take to increase tolerance and understanding in this world, and to make this world a better one for our children. 


Statement Condemning the Executive Order Travel Ban


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.


SAHM Issues Statement on Orlando Tragedy


"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."


SAHM Issues Statement Supporting New HPV Vaccine


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.


SAHM Launches “THRIVE” App: A Critical New Resource for Parents of Teens and Young Adults


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. 


Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Transgender Students Far Greater than Cisgender Students


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.

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