After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Discuss the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections in adolescents
2. Discuss the differential diagnosis of vaginitis
3. Describe the screening guidelines for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents
4. Discuss the available diagnostic tests for STIs
5. Discuss how to collect samples for STI tests currently available in the Baystate lab
6. Describe how to test for common causes of vaginitis/vaginosis in adolescent females (e.g. yeast and bacterial vaginosis)
7. Discuss the new diagnostic tests available for diagnosing vaginitis/vaginosis
8. Discuss the Massachusetts PATCH Act


Paula Braverman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
UMMS - Baystate





Faculty Disclosure
Shannon Kay, PH.D., BCBA-D is a stock shareholder in Allergan, Pfizer, Glaxosmithklein, Merck, Gilead.

Session date: 
08/20/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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