Adolescent Health

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Joanne B. Stevens, PhD, WHNP-BC, ARNP; Elizabeth Cooper, CNM, EdD; and Stasha Roberts, MSN, ARNP

Managing the prenatal care of adolescents is both challenging and rewarding. Given adolescents’ developmental needs, group prenatal care (GPC) such as that modeled after Centering- Pregnancy is particularly well suited to members of this age group. The authors share their strategies for providing developmentally appropriate GPC for adolescents.
Most females . . .

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Why does my child need the HPV vaccine?
The HPV vaccine protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a very common virus; nearly 80 million people in the United States—about 1 in 4—are infected by it. About 14 million people, including teens, are newly infected . . .