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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Young Womens Health
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Young Womens Health
Web address:http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct564498
Date of initial review: 22 Mar 2007
Validity of certificate06 Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Date of last visit06 Jan 2012
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Written by the CYWH Staff at Children's Hospital Boston
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/acne.html
Staff and Contributors
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/staff.html
The Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH) is a collaboration between the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine and the Division of Gynecology at Children’s Hospital Boston. (...)
Drs. Emans and Laufer, the CYWH’s Co-Directors, have both earned national and international recognition for their expertise, commitment, and accomplishments in the area of young women's health. Phaedra Thomas, the CYWH’s Coordinator, is a nurse with extensive experience in young women's health and program development. She has developed many of our online health guides and curricula.
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For the collaborative platform:
Moderators who give health information are professionals at Children's Hospital Boston and are identified during chats with a professional title, i.e. Nurse, Dr., or Dietitian. Please note that any chat participant who is not identified in this way should not be considered as a medical professional. http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/chat.html

# Be respectful of others at all times. No swearing or abusive language will be tolerated. (...) Note: Any participant who does not follow the rules listed above will be warned. After a warning, a participant who continues to disobey a rule will be removed from the chat room.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The mission of our website, youngwomenshealth.org, is to help teen girls, their parents, teachers, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. We want to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care.
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For the collaborative platform:

Welcome! Our chats are intended as a safe place for girls aged 13-22 to ask questions and discuss concerns about important health issues. Our chats generally meet once a month, for an hour each, and are moderated by experts from Children's Hospital Boston.
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Audience:
teen girls, their parents, teachers, and health care providers
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For the collaborative platform:

All chat participants MUST be 13 or older, and 23 or younger.
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Purpose of the website
Please remember, nothing on this web site should be considered medical advice, which can only be given to you by your personal health care provider. Material provided by our Resource Center is intended as general information. It is not a recommendation for treatment, nor should it be considered medical advice. The Center for Young Women's Health advises families to discuss all information and questions related to health care with a health care professional.
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For the collaborative platform:

The chats on this web site are meant as a place to discuss general health and wellness issues. These chats are NOT meant for discussing your specific medical history. If you need specific medical advice, please consult your health care provider.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy (...)
The Center for Young Women’s Health web site coordinators keeps track of the IP addresses of visitors to our site. We use these addresses to learn about our readership, and to learn which of our web articles are most viewed, for how long, and in which countries. We do not share this information with any other party. We also do not associate your IP address with other information that you may provide to us in one of our online forms or quizzes. We will, however, provide IP address information that may personally identify you when required to do so by law. (...) Young...
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For the collaborative platform:
Please remember that your comments on TeenSpeak are public and can be read and used by anyone. It isn’t possible to edit or remove your own comment after you submit it. http://teenspeak.org/policies-and-rules/

# Choose a nickname that does not reveal your personal identity. For example, do NOT use your real name, e-mail address, school, or other personal information.
# Do NOT share any personal information during the chat (like your name, address, e-mail address, or any other personal information).
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
The principle is not applicable as all content is created by the Center for Young Women’s Health Staff at Children's Hospital Boston, and it is of general nature.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Written by the CYWH Staff at Children's Hospital Boston
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For the collaborative platform:

If you make any specific health or medical claims, then please provide resources, references, and/or links for any when possible and relevant.
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Updated: 6/16/2011
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For the collaborative platform:

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
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5. Justification of claims
Girls who use Accutane®:
* Should NOT HAVE sexual intercourse or use two methods of birth control (if sexually active), including 1 month before starting Accutane®, during treatment, and 1 month after treatment has stopped. Taking Accutane® during pregnancy causes birth defects.
* Should AVOID THE SUN unless sunscreen with full protection is used, because of the risk of severe sunburn. That includes tanning beds/booths too! Accutane® and other acne medicine can make your skin burn faster and also make your acne get worse.
* Should be MONITORED BY THEIR DOCTOR inc...
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For the collaborative platform:

All chat participants must endeavor to disseminate only information that is true and accurate in light of their knowledge.
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6. User support and adequation
E-mail Contact Form
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For the collaborative platform:

If you are have any questions, comments, or difficulties with this form, please e-mail cywh@childrens.harvard.edu.
(19 Nov 2010) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Supporters of the Center for Young Women's Health
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/donors.html

The Center for Young Women's Health was initially funded by a grant from the Children's Hospital League, an organization of more than five hundred volunteers who serve as ambassadors and fundraisers for the world-reknowned Children's Hospital Boston. Currently the CYWH is able to continue its day-to-day operations, including maintaining youngwomenshealth.org, through the generosity of the League and our ongoing supporters.
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For the collaborative platform:

Our moderators are paid employees of the Center for Young Women’s Health and every effort will be made to approve and post all appropriate comments in a timely manner throughout each week.
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8. Advertising policy
The website does not accept any form of paid advertising and our sponsors do not influence the content of the health guides, except to require that the information is educational and informed by quality research.
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For the collaborative platform:

Your comments may not include any commercial or advertising content.
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