Adolescent Sexuality: Updates to the Sexually Transmitted Infection Guidelines
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Male Urogenital Diseases | Pediatrics | Virus Diseases
Adolescents are at high risk for acquisition and transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI) secondary to both cognitive and biological susceptibility. The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of STIs are a critical part of adolescent health care. This article discusses the most common bacterial, parasitic, and viral STIs encountered in this age group with an emphasis on new guidelines for screening and management.
DOI of Published Version
Pediatr Clin North Am. 2017 Apr;64(2):389-411. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.11.008. Epub 2017 Feb 13. Link to article on publisher's site
Pediatric clinics of North America
Wangu Z, Burstein GR. (2017). Adolescent Sexuality: Updates to the Sexually Transmitted Infection Guidelines. Pediatric Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2016.11.008. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/peds_pp/132