Certificate of compliance

Young Womens Health

is in compliance with the HONcode

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9 Years

Certificate validity 09 Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

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HONcode identification number:

HONConduct564498

Date of initial review:

22 Mar 2007

Certificate validity

09 Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

Date of last visit:

05 Oct 2016
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Staff and Contributors
Here’s a brief introduction to the core staff of the Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH) and contributors to youngwomenshealth.org. Medical fellows and other Boston Children’s Hospital health care professionals contribute to the development of content, and our wonderful youth advisors advise us on presenting information in a teen-friendly style.
 

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About chat moderators: Moderators who give health information are professionals at Boston Children’s Hospital and are identified during chats with a professional title, i.e. Nurse, Dr., Dietitian, or Nutritionist. Please note that any chat participant who is not identified in this way should not be considered as a medical professional.

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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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The health professionals who moderate the chats will not be able to give you specific medical advice, but will be able to provide you with general information and resources.

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Privacy Policy
The Center for Young Women’s Health takes your online privacy very seriously. When you visit youngwomenshealth.org, and click around the site, your privacy and anonymity are preserved. When you use one of our online forms to contact us, we do request some personal information from you, however, we will never share details of your personal information with another party, or use it beyond its original purpose as outlined below.
 

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On the form we ask you for some personal medical information. We take your privacy very seriously, and will only use this information to find out if you are eligible for the chats. We keep your information strictly confidential, and do not use it in any other way, or share it with any other group or person. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.

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The following resources are used frequently:
PubMed searches of original literature, with access to full text articles through Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov), UpToDate.com, National Institute of Health, and American Academy of Pediatrics for current statistics and guidelines for treatment
Medical textbooks with extensive references such as:
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th). Washington, DC.
Emans S J, Laufer MR. (2012). Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology (6th). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Neinstein LS, Gordon CM, Katzman DK, Rosen DS, Woods ER (eds). (2007). Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide (5th). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Neinstein LS, Katzman DK, Callahan T, Gordon CM, Joffe A, Rickert V (eds). (2015). Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide (6th). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2012, there were over 15,667 reported cases of syphilis in the US.
 

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All chat participants must endeavor to disseminate only information that is true and accurate and provide valid sources for any medical or health information.

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Updated 7 October 2015.
 

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JUN 24, 2016

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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 as much as possible and use 30 SPF sunscreen or higher, because of the risk of severe sunburn. That includes tanning beds/booths too! Accutane® and other acne medicine can make your skin burn faster. Sunburns can also make your acne get worse.
Should be MONITORED BY THEIR DOCTOR...
 

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All chat participants must endeavor to disseminate only information that is true and accurate in light of their knowledge.

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Contact Us
 

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If you have questions about whether or not this chat is right for you, please email us at

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he Resource Center was initially funded by a grant from the Boston Children’s Hospital League, an organization of more than five hundred volunteers who serve as ambassadors and fundraisers for the world-renowned Boston Children’s Hospital. Currently, the CYWH is able to continue its day-to-day operations through the generosity of the League and through grants and gifts from our ongoing supporters.
 

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Moderators who give health information are professionals at Boston Children’s Hospital

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The website does not accept paid advertising and our sponsors do not influence the content of the health guides.
 

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Advertising is prohibited on all of our chats.

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