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Tips for Protecting Youth Confidentiality


Tips for Protecting Youth Confidentiality was developed by San Francisco's Adolescent Health Working Group. This document outlines how clinic staff can ensure that their offices are conscious of confidentiality of adolescent patients. Tips for ensuring confidentiality when parents are involved are also included. In addition, this document includes a checklist to assist medical providers in making their offices adolescent-friendly.

Primary Toolkit:

HIV/STI Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Adolescents, Health Promotion and Health Education, Quality Improvement, Vulnerable Populations


Institutional Author:

Adolescent Health Working Group





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