Position Statement: Youth-Friendly Services

Date: January 11, 2018

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here.

Healthy Teen Network maintains that for youth to enjoy their universal right to health care, health care services must be delivered to them in a manner that makes it easy and comfortable for them to seek out and receive the services they need. We consider health care services to be youth-friendly when they are confidential, equitable, and accessible. Offering youth-friendly services is of great importance because it can increase youths’ utilization of clinical services and have positive impacts on their current and future well-being.

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Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: Youth-friendly services. Baltimore: Author. Available from www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-youth-friendly-services/

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