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Children and Adolescents

  • Talking to Your Child about Sex: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers of Children 6-8
    Sources and Description of Project
    Author: Arija I. Weddle
    A short pamphlet designed to be displayed in a pediatrician's office that gives parents and guardians of early elementary-aged kids some ideas about how to start the conversation about sex and sexuality. Written in an easy-to-read style, the pamphlet answers common questions adults have about the sex talk, and provides further valuable resources (books, videos, and websites) to help parents broach this topic with their curious children.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Arija I. Weddle should be cited. This project may not be modified without the permission of the author (arija.weddle@gmail.com).

  • Adolescent Health: A White Coat Card
    Author: Carolyn Kay
    A white coat card to keep with you on the wards! This card provides information for adolescent general and sexual health. Includes general tips on conducting the history and physical, information specific to male and female patients, and further web resources.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but the author’s name should be cited. This project may be modified.

  • Teen Centered Sexual Education: A Primary Care Approach | PowerPoint
    Author: Alisha Liggett
    Primary care providers have an important role in shaping the sexual health of adolescents. Yet many are ill-equipped to discuss sexual health issues. This project in a box addresses this need. It includes an evidence-based paper entitled "Teen Centered Sexual Education in the Primary Care Setting: Defining the provider's role." It also includes a powerpoint presentation of slides. The slides are designed to facilitate teen centered care in the clinical setting. Slides include poster art that can be used to decorate clinics, handouts for providers, teens, and parents.
    Disclaimer: "Please feel free to use or present this project, but the author’s nameshould be cited. This project may not be modified without the permission of the author: alisha_liggett@yahoo.com.

  • Talking to Teens About Sexual Pleasure
    Author: Kyle Ragins
    This primer is intended for clinicians to expand the discussion of sex with teens beyond safe sex practices to pleasure enhancement. It includes a systematic way to talk to teens about sex and introduces the CLEWS model for talking about sexual pleasure.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Kyle Ragins should be cited. This project may be modified.

  • A Teenager's Guide to Birth Control
    A Teenager's Guide to Sex and Sexual Anatomy
    A Teenager's Guide to STIs
    Author: Annie Kieran
    This project "A Teenager's Guide..." includes three pamphlets to be made available to teenagers and young adults in places where they might encounter sexual education: school counselors' offices, pediatricians' offices, OB/GYN offices, student and community health centers. The reading level has been checked as being that of the average eighth grader. They are eye-catching and in easy-to-read fonts. They each include teen-friendly references on the back panel, as well as an FAQ section. The topics of the pamphlets include "A Teenager's Guide to Sex and Sexual Anatomy," "A Teenager's Guide to Sex and Sexual Anatomy" and A Teenager's Guide to Sexually Transmitted Infections."
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Annie Kieran should be cited. This project may be modified.
  • Contraceptive Counseling in Adolescent Girls
    Author: Lauren Veit
    This handout is designed to be a reference for any medical professional helping a patient choose a contraceptive. One side of the handout consists of a table which lists eight major contraception methods with brief explanations of what each is and how each works, as well as failure rates, pros, cons, and special considerations. The other side of the handout provides ideas of open-ended questions for starting a conversation about contraception, targeted questions for helping a patient choose the best method for her, other contraceptive counseling points, and answers to common adolescent questions/concerns. The goal of this project is to help medical professionals help their patients find the “best fit” contraceptive, potentially increasing adherence and consistent use.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Lauren Veit should be cited. This project may not be modified without the permission of the author lauren.veit@gmail.com.

  • The Prepuce: Options for Health Professionals and Patients in the USA
    This project looks at the practice of circumcision and the role of health professionals in counseling patients in the United States. The focus is on the health and care of the prepuce, across the lifespan, for patients who choose to maintain the integrity of the prepuce.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project. This project may not be modified.

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