Emerging Issues in Male Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Care

Pediatrics. 2020 May;145(5):e20200627. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-0627. Epub 2020 Apr 27.


Pediatricians are encouraged to address male adolescent sexual and reproductive health on a regular basis, including taking a sexual history, discussing healthy sexuality, performing an appropriate physical examination, providing patient-centered and age-appropriate anticipatory guidance, and administering appropriate vaccinations. These services can be provided to male adolescent patients in a confidential and culturally appropriate manner, can promote healthy sexual relationships and responsibility, can and involve parents in age-appropriate discussions about sexual health.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior / physiology
  • Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
  • Counseling / methods
  • Counseling / trends
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Reproductive Health / trends*
  • Sexual Behavior / physiology
  • Sexual Behavior / psychology*
  • Sexual Health / trends*