Our comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum is designed and updated in collaboration with a faculty of extensively trained adolescent medicine physicians with a shared goal of educating youth-serving professionals in best practices for adolescent reproductive and sexual health. The curriculum modules and standardized case videos below are free to use, edit, and share. The faculty are also available for live and web-based presentations at grand rounds, conferences, and other medical education venues.

Please refer to our Case Video Facilitation Guide for further inspiration on how to integrate the case videos into your teaching.

Best Practices

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

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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.

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Providing Confidential Reproductive Health Care

This module explains why confidentiality is essential to adolescent clinical care and explores the laws regarding minors’ access to reproductive health services.

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Cultural Competency and Adolescent Health

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

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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

This module covers risk factors and indicators for commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and discusses the role of health care providers in assessing and responding to CSEC.

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Case Video: Annual Visit, Abuse at Home

In these two videos, a clinic visit for a suspected urinary tract infection reveals more serious concerns.

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Case Video: Chronically Ill Adolescent

These two videos demonstrate how to initiate conversations around sexual health with patients receiving ongoing care for chronic conditions.

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Case Video: Asking a Parent to Step Out

This video models how to ask parents to allow for one-on-one time with a young patient.

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Case Video: Request for Birth Control, Young Adolescent

In these two videos, a provider shows concern when a very young patient seeks contraception and discusses sexual behavior and sexual pleasure with her patient.

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LGBTQ Essentials

Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth

This module lists elements of LGBTQ-competent health care delivery, discusses resiliency and risk factors that contribute to health outcomes for these communities, and describes resources.

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Caring for Transgender Adolescents

This module defines gender terminology, discusses primary and specialized care that may be needed by transgender adolescents, and explains how bias and stigma create health disparities.

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Case Video: Coming Out

In these two scenarios, a long-time patient comes into clinic with stomach issues but is also struggling with his sexuality.

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Case Video: Sexual History Taking & Gender

These two videos highlight the experience of a transgender patient visiting a new primary care provider for care unrelated to his transition.

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Sexual Health

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, and describes how to take a male-focused sexual health history.

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Sexual History-Taking: Essential Questions

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

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Beyond Abstinence and Risk: A New Paradigm for Adolescent Sexuality

This module identifies limitations of the “Abstinence-Only” and “Sex-as-Risk-Taking” paradigms and describes an alternative paradigm of adolescent sexuality.

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Essentials of Contraception and Adolescents

This module discusses contraceptive methods available to adolescents and provides counseling addressing the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

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Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

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.

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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.

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Case Video: Sports Physical and Sexual History

These two scenes show how a typical sports physical is also an opportunity to discuss sexual health.

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Case Video: Male Adolescent Reproductive Health

Sexual and reproductive health should be discussed with patients of all genders. These two videos present essential discussions to have with young men.

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Case Video: Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (IUDs)

A patient’s concerns over irregular bleeding while on birth control pills lead to a discussion about more long-acting methods in these two scenarios.

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Case Video: Drop-In Visit for Emergency Contraception

These two videos discuss repeated requests for emergency contraception and also bring forward why a patient’s sexual orientation does not always clearly indicate a patient’s sexual behaviors or risks.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

STIs: 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.

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HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Adolescents

This module discusses Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV, including identifying eligible patient populations and protocols for initiation and monitoring PrEP use.

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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 the HPV vaccination.

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Case Video: Annual Visit, Sexually Transmitted Infection

These two scenes focus on a patient in a long term relationship, not currently using condoms, who suspects a sexually transmitted infection.

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Case Video: STI screening

The provider discusses STI screening options with a patient whose girlfriend has asked that he get tested before they have sex.

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Case Video: Discomfort Wearing Condoms

A suspected sexually transmitted infection leads this provider to discuss how and why patients should consistently use condoms. Both scenarios demonstrate ways providers can facilitate condom use.

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Pregnancy Options

Pregnancy Options Counseling with Adolescents

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

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Abortion and Adolescents

This module discusses offering support and appropriate referrals to adolescent patients for abortion services, describes both medication and aspiration methods, and answers common questions about abortion.

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Caring for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents

This module provides patients with accurate and nonjudgmental information about parenting, counseling for adolescents who desire pregnancy, and describes models for providing primary care to parenting young people.

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Adoption and Adolescents

This module clarifies misconceptions about adoption, identifies the differences between open and closed adoptions, and refers patients to unbiased adoption resources.

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Case Video: Unintended Pregnancy

A visit for flu-like symptoms lead a provider to discuss pregnancy options and offer referrals for support in these two videos.

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Case Video: Hoping for a Positive Pregnancy Test

In these two scenes, a young patient seeks pregnancy and a provider must offer information and support to create an environment for healthy decision-making. Recognizing autonomy is a first step to patient-centered care.

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