ARSHEP Downloads

ARSHEPOur Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP) prepares a select group of physicians to give free educational sessions to other providers about the best practices for adolescent reproductive and sexual health care. Read more or download these ARSHEP modules as PowerPoint presentations.


Updated March 2015! To download, right-click the title and save the file to your computer.

Adolescent-Friendly Health Services

  • This module identifies barriers to health care access faced by adolescents, describes elements of adolescent-friendly health services, and utilizes the HEEADSSS model of patient interviewing.

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Data

  • This module presents statistics and trends in adolescent sexual and reproductive health using data from the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey and National Survey of Family Growth, and characterizes patterns in adolescent reproductive health disparities.

Adoption and Adolescents

  • This module clarifies misconceptions about adoption, Identifies the differences between open and closed adoptions, describes the roles played by all potential parties involved in an adoption plan, and refers patients to unbiased adoption resources.

Beyond Abstinence and Risk: A New Paradigm for Adolescent Sexuality

  • This module identifies limitations of the “Abstinence-Only” and “Sex-as-Risk-Taking” paradigms, describes an alternative paradigm of adolescent sexuality and explores practical applications in working with adolescents, parents, and health professionals.

Caring for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents

  • This module provides patients with accurate and nonjudgmental information about teen parenting, counseling for adolescent patients who desire pregnancy, and describes models for providing primary care to parenting teens and their children.

Caring for Transgender Adolescents

  • This modules differentiates natal sex, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation, discusses primary and specialized care that may be needed by transgender adolescents, and explains how bias and stigma create disparities and can lead to risks.

Chlamydia and Adolescent Patients

  • This module describes the epidemiology, scope, and risk factors for Chlamydial infection in adolescents, examines how to assess, treat, and prevent Chlamydial infection utilizing evidence-based guidelines, and discusses ways to improve current clinical practice.

Cultural Competency and Adolescent Health

  • This module discusses the relationship between culture and health in the context of adolescent-friendly services, describes the intersection of patient-centered care and cultural competency, and explores the framework of cultural humility.

Emergency Contraception (EC) and Adolescents

  • This module discusses the need for EC among adolescents, describes the clinical components of EC, and presents the challenges and opportunities for increasing EC use at the patient, provider, and health systems level.

Essentials of Contraception and Adolescents UPDATED JUNE 2015

  • This module describes a comprehensive list of contraceptive methods available to adolescents and provides counseling addressing the advantages and disadvantages of each method using the CDC U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) for Contraceptive Use.

From Health Care Provider to Teen: What You Need to Know About Sex and Sexuality

  • Intended for youth audiences. This module identifies male and female reproductive physiology, discusses different types of sexual activity and risks associated with sexual behaviors, and describes methods of protections against STIs and pregnancy.

NEW! Human Papillomavirus and Adolescents

  • This module describes the extent of HPV infection in adolescents, discusses clinical presentations of HPV, explains how to diagnose and manage HPV infection, and reviews recommendations, efficacy and safety of HPV vaccination for adolescents.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth

  • This module identifies risk factors faced by LGBTQ youth, discusses ways that homophobia contributes to LGBTQ health outcomes, lists elements of LGBTQ-competent health care delivery, and describes resources for LGBTQ youth.

NEW! Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): First-Line Care for Adolescents

  • This module describes LARC methods available to adolescents, provides counseling on each method, identifies barriers that impact LARC use, and discusses resources for provider training.

Male Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health

  • This module discusses misconceptions around male sexual health and how they affect health care delivery, identifies male-friendly health services, demonstrates how to take a male-focused sexual health history and recognize male genital concerns.

Physicians as Advocates for Adolescent Reproductive Health

  • This module lists reasons for physician advocacy for adolescent reproductive health, describes how to effectively use storytelling as a tool for advocacy, and discusses ways physicians can influence public policy and raise the physician’s voice in public arena.

Pregnancy Options Counseling with Adolescents

  • Discusses the approach used during options counseling and value clarification, stresses the importance of providing unbiased counseling, and describes the various pregnancy options within the counseling framework.

Providing Confidential Reproductive Health Care to Adolescents

  • This module explains why confidentiality is essential to adolescent clinical care, explores the laws regarding minors’ access to reproductive health services, and describes the ways that mandatory parental involvement laws can affect adolescent health.

NEW! Sexual History-Taking: Essential Questions

  • This module discusses the relationship between consent, confidentiality and taking sexual health histories from adolescents, and provides helpful tips and tools to increase provider comfort and confidence when taking sexual histories from adolescents.

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Epidemiology, Testing, and Treatment for Adolescents

  • This module describes the scope and risk factors for STIs in adolescents and explores how to assess, treat, and prevent STIs in adolescent patients using the most up-to-date screening and treatment guidelines.