Making Health Clinic Visits Less Scary for Youth

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Photograph of a young woman having her blood pressure taken at a health clinic.

Going to a clinic or getting tested for sexually transmitted infections can be scary for young people, especially if they don't know what to expect. To help youth get over the hurdle of fear, a group of youth in New York City has produced several videos that encourage their peers to take care of their sexual health.

Part of a series written by and starring members of Community Healthcare Network's teen health program, the videos could be incorporated into life skills classes or sexual health workshops.

"Teen Clinic Tour": A young woman visits a teen-health clinic for the first time.

"Face Your Fears": Young people face typical fears, including getting tested for HIV, and overcome them.

More videos in the series.

Additional Resources

"Answering Questions, Building Trust: The Role of Health Services in Promoting Well-being"

"Top Priorities for Homeless Youth Healthcare"

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