Kids Health

Your Child's Checkup: 17 Years

Your Child's Checkup: 17 Years


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Planned Parenthood Info for Teens
This site from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America has information on relationships and sexual health for teens.

American Sexual Health Association
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to preventing sexually transmitted diseases and offers hotlines for prevention and control of STDs.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
NHTSA is the government agency responsible for ensuring and improving automobile and traffic safety.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is committed to the health and well-being of infants, adolescents, and young adults. The website offers news articles and tips on health for families. offers information about Internet safety and homework help for teens.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
This site provides teen pregnancy facts, resources, and prevention tips.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
This organization provides resources and referrals related to drug and alcohol abuse. Call: (800) 729-6686

Adolescent Health Transition Project
This is a health and transition resource for adolescents with special health care needs, chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities.

CDC: Preteen and Teen Vaccines
CDC site provides materials in English and Spanish for parents, teens, preteens, and health care providers about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Bright Futures
Bright Futures is a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses the health needs of growing children. To learn more, visit the website.

Quintessential Careers for Teens
This site has job and career advice for teens, including part-time and summer employment.