Overview

Adolescents often present with vague symptoms for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A majority are underrecognized and untreated at the time of presentation1. Also, a large proportion is lost to follow-up1-2. This webinar will discuss testing methods for detecting common STIs and patient education strategies to reduce recurrence.

1 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25154560/
2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4074614/pdf/peds.2011-3326.pdf

Learning Objectives

In this video, participants will:

  • Review applicable CDC Screening Guidelines for common STIs in young females
  • Examine the importance of sexual health education for sexually active adolescent girls
  • Evaluate effective STI testing methods and sexual health education strategies

About the Presenter

Dr. Maria Trent

Dr. Trent currently serves as the Chair of the Section on Adolescent Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics and is President-elect for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. A pediatric and adolescent medicine specialist on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, Dr. Trent is also the principal investigator for multiple research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies. A major focus of Dr. Trent’s research and clinical interest has been on reducing adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health disparities. Dr Trent is a sought-after speaker and author of research articles, editorials, book chapters, and patient-directed media materials.