Sexually active teenagers face a variety of risks that can lead to unintended pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Impulsivity, lack of planning, and drug and alcohol use can make it less likely that teens will use birth control methods and condoms. That’s why it’s critical they receive trustworthy, honest information about family planning and contraception (birth control).
Adolescent specialists at University of Miami Health System specialize in providing age-appropriate information and education to help teens be responsible and safe. We equip teens, parents, and families with advice and resources to help prevent teen pregnancy and disease.
Who is a Candidate?
If your teen is sexually active or you suspect they are, our adolescent medicine team can provide guidance for family planning and birth control.
What to Expect
Your child meets with one of our adolescent medicine doctors, who will ask questions about your child’s sexual activity and birth control methods. The doctor may prescribe or recommend a method of birth control, such as oral medicine for females or condoms for males. Our team also provides educational materials and resources to help your teenager make smart, informed decisions about family planning and contraception — today and in the future.
Why Choose UHealth?
Treating young patients from all over the world. Children and their families come from all over the world to receive quality care, compassionately delivered by outstanding pediatric specialists and other skilled medical professionals within our facilities.
Recognized for excellence in care. We have received the “Best Practice” designation from the Florida Department of Health and its Miami-Dade County branch for HIV testing and treatment services for 13 to 24-year-olds with the HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some of our doctors have also earned the “Best Doctor in America” recognition from the American Health Council.
Top-notch care in an academic health system. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide your child with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes possible. We’re the only academic health center in South Florida with developmental and behavioral pediatric specialists on staff.
Involvement with research and education. Members of our adolescent medicine team are also involved in research and education, allowing us to offer the latest, innovative treatments sooner than other facilities in South Florida. We have a 24-year continual experience with national research projects concerning HIV infection in youth, adolescent sexual health, and prevention of STDs in teenagers. We’re also involved in national collaborations concerning injury prevention and health promotion.