Lawrence S. Neinstein, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
USC Keck School of Medicine
Executive Director
University Park Health Center
Associate Dean of Student Affairs



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This site was developed for use by health care professionals involved in either the teaching of adolescent health or clinical care of adolescents and young adults. The material was developed to either stand alone or to be supplemental material to the EUTEACH curriculum of adolescent health ( The material on this site includes in each section text background, cases, questions and answers, weblinks and a small reference section. The reader can use the text alone, the cases alone or the questions and answers alone. This is not meant to be an exhaustive curriculum in adolescent health but a supplement to other teaching modalities. Enjoy the material, use it yourself or with students but please :

  • provide me feedback and corrections (contact us)
  • follow the copyright laws and DO NOT COPY the material.

Lawrence Neinstein MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

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Lawrence S. Neinstein, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
USC Keck School of Medicine
Executive Director, University Park Health Center
Associate Dean of Student Affairs

The author would like to thank the collaborative group of EUTEACH ( This material was written with the partial assistance of this group. The material is also meant to supplement the curriculum available on this web site. In particular, the author would like to acknowledge Dr. Pierre-Andre Michaud from the University of Lausanne who was of particular assistance with this project.  In addition, the author would also like to thank the Department of Pediatrics (Dr. Roberta Williams MD, chair) for partial support in the time required to put this curriculum together.

EUTEACH was made to improve the health of adolescents throughout Europe and elsewhere by offering the most effective and efficient training curriculum possible, and by making it freely available to all health professionals involved in teaching adolescent medicine and health. EuTEACH is the initiative of the Multidisciplinary Unit for Adolescent Health (University Medical Center, Lausanne, Switzerland), and has been developed by a group of leading adolescent health professionals from 11 European countries.

The author would also like to thank Nathon Newbold, a student at USC, for his work in making the technical aspects of this website possible.

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Web site providing curriculum on adolescent health

Society for Adolescent Medicine:
A multidisciplinary organization of professionals committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents

Please also see:
for relevant web sites related to adolescent health care.

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The information and photographs contained in this guide are designed for the education of health care professionals on health issues of adolescents and young adults. By entering this site, you agree that you are an adult at least 18 years of age and that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement. Please review our user agreement and medical disclaimer before going any further. IN NO WAY SHOULD THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE BE CONSIDERED AS OFFERING MEDICAL ADVICE.

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This web site is an Internet-based online curriculum on adolescent health designed for the education of health care professionals. By accessing or using this web site, you agree to be be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEB SITE.

This Adolescent Medicine curriculum web site may modify this agreement at any time, and such modification shall be effective immediately upon posting of this modified agreement. You agree to review this agreement periodically to ensure that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued access or use of this web site shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.


The information contained in this web site is only for the purpose of educating health care professionals about adolescent health issues. Nothing is intended for the use of specific medical diagnosis or treatment of any individual. Please refer to the medical disclaimer for more information. However, the medical information on this site s hould not be considered complete, nor should it be relied on to suggest a course of treatment for a particular individual. It should not be used in place of a visit or consultation with a physician or other qualified health care provider. Information in this curriculum does not cover all diseases or their treatment.

This curriculum and all information contained here is provided “AS IS” without warranty, express or implied. There are no warranties over the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, completeness or suitability of the information. We cannot and do not warrant against human and machine errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or losses, including loss of data.


By this Agreement, the user, subject to the terms of this Agreement, is granted only limited, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to use the curriculum. The use is restricted to use online in real time at a computer monitor or projecting from a computer in real time. Please see the copyright paragraph below.


You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement.

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The entire contents of this curriculum are copyrighted as a collective work under the laws of United States and other copyright laws. The collective work may include photos or graphs in which limited use has been obtained. These are also protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may NOT copy or reprint any material from this web site. Any redistribution or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited. The author and university will take legal actions in cases of copyright violation. If you wish to use a hyperlink from your webpage to this curriculum, please ask for permission by contacting us .

The author has attempted to make sure that all material here is either original or that consent has been obtained. If an individual feels that there is a photo that is placed on the site without appropriate consent, please contact the author and the material will be removed.

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This instructional curriculum in no way should be considered as offering medical advice for treating specific patients. The content is for general instructional information to health care professionals. As noted previously, the information provided is for educational purposes and is not intended as a substitute for a health care provider's consultation. Please also note that while the content of this site may be updated, some information may be out of date or possibly inaccurate. If you find information on the site that you believe is in error, please contact us.

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Copyright (©) 2004-2013 Lawrence S. Neinstein, University of Southern California . All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of the text, table, graphs and photos is expressly prohibited. The University of Southern California shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.