Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Position papers and position statements represent the official policy of SAHM. These papers and statements have been approved by SAHM’s Board of Directors and are published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Position papers and statements that appear on the SAHM website are available for non-commercial use by the public, and permission is hereby granted to download, reproduce, reprint and distribute these position papers and statements provided that in each instance the SAHM policy is clearly and correctly identified as a Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine document with its full title and, if applicable, the citation to its publication in the Journal of Adolescent Health. SAHM position papers and statements may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed for resale or other commercial purposes with the express permission of SAHM.
(Papers published prior to April 2010 use the Society’s name at that time — the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) — but remain reflective of our current position as SAHM.)
Questions about statements, letters of intent, or the submission process should be directed to Jonathan Ellen, Director of Publications.
View the guidelines for the submission process for papers and statements.
Safety and Violence Prevention
Health Care Delivery
Medication for Adolescents and Young Adults With Opioid Use Disorder – March 2021
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Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents – September 1997
Adolescent Inpatient Units – April 1996
Eating Disoders and Nutrition
Confidentiality and Ethical Issues Working with Adolescents
Sexual & Reproductive Health Care
An updated SAHM vaccination position is currently in development.
Adolescent Consent for Vaccination – October 2013
Adolescent Immunization – March 2006
Influenza – February 2014
Financing Vaccines – March 2011
HPV Position Statement – June 2010
Meningococcal Vaccine – October 2011
Meningococcal Vaccine – September 2005
School Entry Vaccine Requirement – March 2008
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine – September 2009