Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Adolescence can be a difficult time for a preteen, “tween” or teenager. The physical and emotional maturation that occurs during adolescence and young adulthood is often confusing for both you and your children. With so many changes taking place during this period, it helps to have a medical team who understands what your children are experiencing. 

Our team of physicians and nurses specializes in the unique health needs of adolescents and young adults, ages 10 through 24. 

Adolescent Conditions We Treat

Our team serves as both primary care physicians and specialists for many conditions, including:

  • Acne and common skin disorders
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Disorders of puberty
  • Eating disorders
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Preparticipation sports physicals
  • Risk-taking behaviors such as substance abuse
  • Routine gynecology including contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and issues with sexuality
  • Wellness visits
  • Problems at home or school

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

If your child needs specialized gynecologic care, experts in our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Specialty Clinic can help. They offer sensitive, care for complex gynecologic problems in infants, children and adolescents from birth through age 24.

Youth Gender Services

If your child needs specialized transgender or gender non-conforming care, experts in our Youth Gender Services Specialty Clinic can help. Our team customizes the care plan to the individual’s particular needs. Treatment options include assistance with exploration of gender identity, treatments that block puberty and hormone therapy for gender transition.

Adolescent Health Information

Do you have questions about your child’s development? Risk taking? Is your teen asking about peer pressure? Learn about these topics and more.

Take a teen health quiz.

Take an acne quiz.

Learn about age-specific concerns (sexual development, drug use, eating disorders and more).

Learn about female growth and development and male growth and development.

Learn about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact.

Put peer pressure in its place.

 

Appointments: 855-UMASS-MD

Children's Medical Center
University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

 

Children's Hospital Association 

 

Telephone: 774-442-2882