Adolescent Health Clinical Recommendations & Guidelines

25 Total

ADHD in Children and Adolescents - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.

Adolescent Health Care, Confidentiality

Read the AAFP's recommendations regarding confidentiality and privacy when treating adolescent patients.

Allergic Rhinitis

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on allergic rhinitis.

Autism Spectrum: Children (Aged 18 to 30 Months) - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation)

Clinical preventive service recommendation on autism for children, ages 18 to 30 months.

Depression - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on depression.

Diabetes - Clinical Practice Guidelines

View AAFP-endorsed guidelines for management of diabetes in children and adolescents and for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.

Hearing Loss, Deafness, and the Hard-of-Hearing

Learn about AAFP's policy regarding hearing loss, deafness, and hard-of-hearing status.

Hepatitis B Virus Chronic Infection Screening - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for Hepatitis B virus chronic infection screening.

HIV Screening, Adolescents and Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP clinical recommendations for screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in adolescents and adults.

Hoarseness - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the evidence-based clinical practice guideline on hoarseness (dysphonia) developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and endorsed by the AAFP.

Illicit Drug Use - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on illicit drug use.

Influenza Vaccines

Read current clinical recommendations for influenza immunizations from the AAFP.

Obesity and Overweight

Read the AAFP's recommendations for the family physician's role in counseling overweight and obese patients.

Otitis Media - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing acute otitis media, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and endorsed by the AAFP.

Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives

Read the AAFP's position on over-the-counter oral contraceptives.

Pap Smears - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't perform Pap smears on women under the age of 21 or women who have had a hysterectomy for non-cancer disease.

Pelvic Exam or Physical Exams to Prescribe Oral Contraceptive Medications - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not require a pelvic exam or other physical exam to prescribe oral contraceptive medications.

Physical Activity in Children

Read the AAFP's recommendation on physical activity in children.

Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

Scoliosis - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on scoliosis.

Scoliosis in Adolescents - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely® recommendation on screening adolescents for scoliosis.

Screening Pelvic Exam - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP clinical preventive service recommendations on screening for certain gynecologic conditions with pelvic exams.

Tobacco Use - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for and use of behavioral counseling to prevent tobacco use.

Tonsillectomy - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed Clinical Practice Guideline for Tonsillectomy in Children.

United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use