Sexual Health

Sexual Health and Wellness Consortium

The Sexual Health and Wellness Consortium features a variety of informative videos, articles, podcasts, polls, and quizzes to help you better care for your patients as they navigate their sexual health and wellness journey.

Teens in the US lacking quality sex education

January 13, 2022

Many adolescents across the United States lack quality sex education, a trend that has worsened in recent years. Moreover, national statistics mask significant inequities in the receipt of formal sex education by gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and the location of instruction, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Maternal STIs and preterm birth

December 15, 2021

A population-based retrospective cohort study in JAMA Network Open concluded that maternal sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are significantly linked to an increased risk of preterm birth in the United States.

HPV vaccine trial examines safety and efficacy

November 23, 2021

Surviving a bout of cancer early in life puts children and teenagers at risk of cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). A phase 2 trial examined how effective a 3-dose series was in providing protection.

Using telehealth to counsel teens on sexual health

October 14, 2021

Telehealth offers a whole new way to reach out to adolescent patients for critical conversations on sexual health, according to a session at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.