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. We invite you to explore our website to find health resources for teens, parents, and healthcare professionals, and to learn more about our special youth programs, medical services, and research projects.
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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.
Key Programs Offered:
Carefully researched health information at youngwomenshealth.org Special health education programs & conferences by and for teens at the Center for Young Women's Health Links to information about the expert medical care available at Children's Hospital Boston
The Center was founded in 1998 by Dr. S. Jean Emans, Chief of Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Marc R. Laufer, Chief of Gynecology, and Phaedra Thomas, RN, BSN. This core trio saw an urgent need for education, clinical care, research, and health care advocacy for teen girls and young women. When the CYWH was founded, it was the first of its kind in the world, bringing together the highest quality health services and health information for our teen patients. 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. >> Read More