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Full Listing of AAP Adolescent Health Publications
(Policy Statements, Clinical Reports, and Technical Reports)


Below are the titles of current AAP adolescent health publications sorted by topical categories. Lead authors and the authoring committees are noted.

Sexual and Reproductive Health
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
Injury and Violence Prevention
Quality of Care
Finance and Access to Care
Other Issues

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Adolescent Pregnancy:  Current Trends and Issues
Pediatrics, Vol. 116, No. 1, July 2005
Jonathan D Klein, MD, MPH , and the Committee on Adolescence (COA)

The Adolescent’s Right to Confidential Care When Considering Abortion   policy statement
Pediatrics, Vol. 97, No. 5, May 1996
Reaffirmed, November 2002

Adolescents and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection:  The Role of the Pediatrician in Prevention and Intervention
Pediatrics, Vol. 107, No. 1, January 2001
Joint with Committee on Pediatric AIDS
Reaffirmed January 2005

Care of the Adolescent Sexual Assault Victim
Pediatrics, Vol. 122, No. 2, August 2008
Miriam Kaufman, MD, and the COA

Condom Use by Adolescents
Pediatrics, Vol. 107, No. 6, June 2001
Reaffirmed, January 2005
Currently Under Revision

Contraception and Adolescents
Pediatrics, Vol. 120, No. 5, November 2007

Counseling the Adolescent About Pregnancy Options
Pediatrics, Vol. 101, No. 5, May 1998
Reaffirmed, January 2006

Emergency Contraception
Pediatrics, Vol. 116, No. 4, October 2005

Gynecologic Examination for Adolescents in the Pediatric Office Setting
Pediatrics Vol. 126 No. 3 September 2010
Paula K. Braverman, MD, Lesley Breech, MD and The Committee on Adolescence

Male Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Care
Pediatrics, Vol 128, No. 6, December 2011
Arik Marcell, MD, MPH, Charles Wibbelsman, MD, Warren Seigel, MD, and the Committee on Adolescence

Menstruation in Girls and Adolescents: Using the Menstrual Cycle as a Vital Sign
Pediatrics, Vol. 118, No. 5, November 2006
COA with ACOG’s Committee on Adolescent Health Care

Sexual Orientation and Adolescents
Pediatrics, Vol. 113, No. 6, June 2004
Barbara L. Frankowski, MD, MPH and the COA
Currently Under Revision

Sexuality Education for Children and Adolescents
Pediatrics, Vol. 108, No. 2, August 2001
Joint with Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health
Reaffirmed, January 2005

Sex Education:  A Bibliography of Educational Materials for Children, Adolescents, and Their Families
Brochure, December 1997
                       


Mental Health

Identification and Management of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Pediatrics 126: 1240-1253, December 2010
David S. Rosen and the Committee on Adolescence

Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents
Pediatrics, Vol. 120, No. 3, September 2007
Benjamin N Shain, MD, PHD, and the COA


Substance Abuse

Legalization of Marijuana:  Potential Impact on Youth   
Pediatrics, Vol. 113, No. 6, June 2004
COA and the Committee on Substance Abuse

Legalization of Marijuana:  Potential Impact on Youth (technical report)
Pediatrics, Vol. 113, No. 6, e632-e638, June 2004
Alain Joffe, MD, MPH and W. Samuel Yancy , MD, the Committee on Substance Abuse, and COA

The Role of Schools in Combating Illicit Substance Abuse
Pediatrics, Vol. 120, No. 6, December 2007
Council on School Health and Committee on Substance Abuse                        

Secondhand and Prenatal Tobacco Smoke Exposure
Pediatrics, Vol 124, No. 5, November 2009
Dana Best, MD, MPH, and the Committee on Environmental Health, Committee on Native American Child Health, and Committee on Adolescence

Tobacco Use: A Pediatric Disease
Pediatrics, Vol 124, No. 5, November 2009
Committee on Environmental Health, Commitee on Substance Abuse, Committee on Adolescence, and Committee on Native American Child Health

Tobacco Use: A Pediatric Disease
Pediatrics 125: 861. November 2010
Committee on Environmental Health, Committee on Substance Abuse, Committee on Adolescence, and Committee on Native American Child Health


Injury and Violence Prevention

Care of the Adolescent Sexual Assault Victim
Pediatrics, Vol. 122, No. 2, August 2008
Miriam Kaufman, MD, and the COA

Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents
Pediatrics, Vol. 120, No. 3, September 2007
Benjamin N Shain, MD, PHD, and the COA

The Teen Driver
Pediatrics, Vol. 118, No. 6, December 2006
Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention and the COA


Quality of Care

Achieving Quality Health Services for Adolescents
Pediatrics, Vol. 121, No. 6, June 2008

Confidentiality in Adolescent Health Care
AAP News, April 1989 – Joint Organizational Statement
Reaffirmed January 1993; November 1997; May 2000, May 2004

AAP Conference on Consent and Confidentiality in Adolescent Health Care
Conference Proceedings, 1982
Reaffirmed February 1987

Health Care for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Pediatrics, Vol. 128, No. 6, December 2011
Committee on Adolescence


Finance and Access to Care

Health Care for Children and Adolescents in the Juvenile Correctional Care System
Pediatrics, Vol. 107, No. 4, April 2001
Currently Under Revision

Underinsurance of Adolescents: Recommendations for Improved Coverage of Preventive, Reproductive, and Behavioral Health Care Services
Pediatrics, Vol 123, No 1, January 2009


Other Issues

Care of Adolescent Parents and Their Children
Pediatrics, Vol. 107, No. 2, February 2001
Joint with COEC
Currently Under Revision

Excessive Sleepiness in Adolescents and Young Adults:  Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Strategies
Pediatrics, Vol. 115, No. 6, June 2005
Richard P. Millman,MD, Working Group on Sleepiness in Adolescents/YoungAdults, and COA                                                            

Identification and Management of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Pediatrics, Vol. 126, No. 6, December 2010
David Rosen, MD, MPH and the Committee on Adolescence


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