Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP)

ARSHEPPhysicians for Reproductive Health’s 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. With this information, health care providers nationwide can focus their attention on what’s most important—helping their young patients make informed decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

ARSHEP has created a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum (available on flash drive) for residency programs, providers, and other professionals who serve adolescents on critical reproductive and sexual health topics. Continue reading to learn more about the curriculum and about how you can request a free thumb drive and/or a free presentation.

New for March 2015!

We are pleased to announce the fifth edition of the ARSHEP curriculum, which features 20 modules, including three new modules.

ARSHEP Curriculum Modules:
  • Adolescent-Friendly Health Services
  • Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Data
  • Adoption and Adolescents
  • Beyond Abstinence and Risk: A New Paradigm for Adolescent Sexuality
  • Caring for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents
  • Caring for Transgender Adolescents
  • Chlamydia and Adolescent Patients
  • Cultural Competency and Adolescent Health
  • Emergency Contraception and Adolescents
  • Essentials of Contraception and Adolescents
  • From Health Care Provider to Teen: What You Need to Know About Sex and Sexuality
  • NEW! Human Papillomavirus and Adolescents
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth
  • NEW! Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: First-Line Care for Adolescents
  • Male Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health
  • Physicians as Advocates for Adolescent Reproductive Health
  • Pregnancy Options Counseling with Adolescents
  • Providing Confidential Reproductive Health Care to Adolescents
  • NEW! Sexual History-Taking: Essential Questions
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: Epidemiology, Testing and Treatment for Adolescents

» Download each ARSHEP module as a PowerPoint presentation.

Standardized Case Videos: Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health

Physicians for Reproductive Health created a number of standardized case videos designed to facilitate discussion about how health professionals can best interact with adolescent patients when providing reproductive and sexual health care. The adolescent videos series focuses on the unique communication, counseling, and clinical needs of teen patients. Each video depicts a short segment of a clinical visit and includes a mix of dos and don’ts meant to spark discussion and personal reflection on clinical practice when providing reproductive and sexual health services. The facilitator’s guides highlight best practices seen in the videos and point out common mistakes and assumptions to be avoided.

» Watch the standardized case videos for adolescent patients.

Request a Free Cutting-Edge Curriculum

Leading national health care, advocacy, research, and youth-led organizations committed to evidence-based adolescent reproductive health care created this model curriculum on 20 of the most important adolescent sexual and reproductive health topics. The thumb drive includes PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and innovative standardized patient videos on key topics.

» Contact us to receive your free thumb drive.

Reserve Your Free ARSHEP Presentation Today!

The ARSHEP faculty includes extensively trained adolescent medicine physicians who serve as residency and fellowship directors, public health leaders, top university and medical school faculty, and national association leadership. These experts travel the country giving sessions in grand rounds, conference workshops, and other medical education venues. Through these sessions, participants receive the most recent data, practice standards, and tangible skills to better care for adolescents.

Presentations are available on any of the project’s topics and are tailored to the needs of the individual site with local data and the latest information from the literature. Faculty travel, honoraria, and participant packets are provided at no expense, while funds last.

» Contact us to reserve your free presentation now.

ARSHEP Cosponsors

ARSHEP is directed by nationally renowned leaders in adolescent medicine, law, and reproductive health. Official cosponsors include Advocates for Youth, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the Center for Adolescent Health and the Law, the Guttmacher Institute, the Jane Fonda Center of Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, NARAL Pro-Choice New York Teen Outreach Reproductive Challenge Project, North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Reproductive Health Access Project, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and Spence-Chapin Adoption Services.