Clinician Education from the CDC:
Self-study modules for clinicians:
- Genital Herpes Simplex Virus
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Other STD Information
- Video: CDC Director Thomas Frieden on Teen Pregnancy and Reproductive Health
- CDC STD Awareness Resources
News and Developments
- CDC's U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria For Contraceptive use App for iPhone/iPad
- Payment of LARCs Through the Pharmacy Benefit (2014)
- Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of the CDC and the U.S Office of Population Affairs (2014)
- CDC: Recommendations for the Laboratory-Based Detection ofChlamydia trachomatisandNeisseria gonorrhoeae(2014)
- Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013
- SC Department of Health and Human Services: Medicaid Covering Insertion of LARC in Hospital Setting (2012)
- Adolescents should consider LARC methods when choosing birth control.
- Healthcare providers should counsel sexually active teens about LARC methods and make them readily available.
- Complications from LARC methods are rare and differ little between adolescents and older women.
- It is the responsibility of the school nurse to link pregnant and parenting teens to resources which will help them achieve academic success.
- School nurses are important in developing and implementing evidence-based policies, procedures, and materials for students and parents regarding teen pregnancy.
- School nurses can be instrumental in helping students plan for the future.
- Adolescents are more likely to use emergency contraception if it is prescribed in advance of need.
- Emergency contraception can reduce the risk of pregnancy if used up t0 120 hours after unprotected intercourse and is most effective within 24 hours.
- Emergency contraception is indicated for sexual assault, unprotected intercourse and contraceptive failure.