Exclusionary bathroom policies harm transgender students
Transgender students’ health, safety and well-being is jeopardized when they’re forced to use bathrooms that don’t match gender identity, physicians say.
Accelerating Change in Medical Education
Medical students as change agents? How these six are doing it
The winners of a recent competition highlight how medical students can be catalysts for change at the health systems level.
Teens, pregnancy, confidentiality: 4 tips to navigate the waters
Adolescent pregnancy is risky and can be a fraught topic in the exam room. Emphasize confidentiality to send the conversation in the right direction.
AMA applauds Surgeon General’s e-cigarette advisory
The AMA strongly supports the Surgeon General’s advisory calling for immediate action to address the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes by youth.
AMA statement on FDA plan to prevent youth access to flavored tobacco
The AMA applauds FDA’s announcement of its plan to make harmful tobacco products less accessible and less appealing to our nation’s youth.
AMA expands anti-tobacco policies to further protect youth
The AMA adopted policies encouraging the FDA to prohibit the use of flavoring agents in tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems.
AMA Adopts New Policies at 2018 Interim Meeting
The AMA voted to adopt new policies on emerging health care topics during the voting session of its Interim Meeting.
How physicians should approach hard calls involving child patients
Some of the most difficult medical decisions involve minor patients who may be unable to have a say in their own care. The AMA offers ethical guidance.
AMA adopts ethical guidance for health care decisions involving minors
Physicians at the AMA Interim Meeting approved a general framework to work with families to balance the child’s interests with the scope of parental authority.