For Your Patients: A New Way to Reach Teens
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Do your young patients have a reliable online resource for their questions about sexuality, birth control, periods, pregnancy, LGBT issues, and the first visit to the gynecologist? Now they do: Health Information Especially for Teens is a newly designed section of ACOG.org that features adolescent-focused patient content.
It’s no secret that adolescents use the Internet as a primary source of information. Typing a question into a search box is easier than finding a medical expert to answer a question that may feel too embarrassing to ask in the first place. Although nothing can replace in-person counseling from an ob-gyn, ACOG’s teen health page provides the next best thing: reliable answers to many of the questions teens want to ask.
ACOG’s teen health page sports an entirely new look that appeals to teen eyes. It’s also user-friendly: When a user clicks on any of the patient FAQs, an “Especially for Teens” box appears on the left that helps her navigate back to the main teen health page. Each FAQ also includes related links to other teen-oriented FAQs.
The new teen health page currently features six patient FAQs:
Your Changing Body: Puberty in Girls (Especially for Teens)
You and Your Sexuality (Especially for Teens)
Your First Period (Especially for Teens)
Having a Baby (Especially for Teens)
Birth Control (Especially for Teens)
Your First Gynecologic Visit (Especially for Teens)
In addition to its new look, the teen health page is simply a great resource for young women. Each FAQ allows users to find a specific question and a clear and concise answer to that question. Check out Health Information Especially for Teens and recommend it to all of your young patients, as well as your patients with young daughters. In the coming weeks and months, new “especially for teens” content will be launched on this new platform, including an infographic and several new patient FAQs. Bookmark it!