Adolescent Health

During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents face unique health challenges around access to care, confidentiality, and consent particularly in the area of sexual health. These challenges include access to prevention and screening services, treatment for HIV and STIs, and pregnancy prevention services.  PolicyLab research and intervention work focuses on addressing teens’ access to care, with an emphasis on providing services in teen-friendly spaces; improving healthy behaviors; supporting the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) youth; and increasing independence within the health care system.

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