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Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Position Paper from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2014
Recognizing it is critical to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of young people from both a health and a human rights perspective, this paper includes positions and recommendations to improve the SRH of adolescent and young adult populations.

Bright Futures provides detailed information on well-child care for health care practitioners. Theme 8 focuses on promoting healthy sexual development and sexuality.

2013 UK National Guideline for Consultations Requiring Sexual History-taking
Clinical Effectiveness Group of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, 2013
These guidelines provide guidance for best practice in consultations requiring taking a sexual history and offers recommendations on best practice regarding taking a sexual history for both men and women, including adolescent patients.

Adolescent Health Risk Behavior Assessment
Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium, 2013
The guidelines are focused on key assessment components of adolescent health risk behavior to improve outcomes. The guidelines help providers assess adolescent health risk behaviors including sexual behaviors and foster positive communication between the patient and parents or a trusted adult.

Young Women

Gynecologic Examination for Adolescents in the Pediatric Office Setting
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010/Reaffirmed 2013
This report promotes the inclusion of the gynecologic examination in the primary care setting within the medical home and reviews the gynecologic examination, including indications for the pelvic examination in adolescents and the approach to this examination in the office setting. Indications for referral to a gynecologist are also included.

Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Women with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, 2009
This consensus provides evidence-based guidelines for the management of women with abnormal cervical cancer screening tests, with special recommendations for treatment of adolescent females.

Young Men

Male Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Care
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011
This report discusses specific issues related to male adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health care in the context of primary care. Pediatricians are encouraged to address male adolescent sexual and reproductive health on a regular basis.

The Male Genital Examination: A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2012
This position paper recommends that, despite the lack of evidence supporting screening for testicular cancer, the genital examination should be included as part of a male’s routine physical examination, as well as when a male patient presents with genital complaints.

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