In the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, our health care team provides medical, gynecological, nutritional, and psychological care and counseling. Our team is made up of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, mental health providers, and care coordinators — all of whom specialize in the care of teenagers and young adults. The practice also includes subspecialty referral programs and second opinion consultation: the Eating Disorders Program, the Reproductive Endocrinology and PCOS Program, the Boston HAPPENS HIV program, the STEP weight management program, the Long-acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Program, the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Program, the Chronic Fatigue and Complex Care Program, and the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders (CIMAID).
At the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, we provide comprehensive confidential care to our patients, per guidelines and policies of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We welcome patients from all backgrounds and genders to our practice.
We provide primary care at our Boston location only: 333 Longwood Ave. We provide specialty care and consultation in Boston and at our satellite locations in Peabody, Lexington, Waltham, Weymouth, Norwood, and North Dartmouth.
We participate in education, research, and community service, and we are the oldest adolescent clinic in the United States, founded in 1951.
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Our team offers complete care for a wide variety of congenital and acquired disorders and adolescent and teen issues including:
- abdominal pain
- bone health problems
- contraception and sexual health counseling
- chronic fatigue
- chronic headaches
- complex medical/psychosocial problems
- eating disorders
- growth and development
- hormonal changes
- menstrual problems
- heavy menstrual bleeding
- polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- reproductive health problems
- smoking cessation
- STDs and HIV infection
- substance use
- teen pregnancy
- weight concerns
Teaching and training
Boston Children's is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School (HMS), where our physicians hold faculty appointments. We direct and/or co-direct HMS postgraduate courses in adolescent medicine, pediatric and adolescent gynecology at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The Division has one of the seven federal training grants in the United States for adolescent health. The Boston Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program, funded by the Maternal Child and Health Bureau, trains physicians (from Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine), nurses, psychologists, social workers, and nutritionists in adolescent health.
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