This website was founded by Missouri’s Teen Pregnancy and Prevention Partnership, alongside youth service providers Better Family Life and Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club, as part of the Federal Teenage Pregnancy Prevention program. Additional funding for this project was provided by the Missouri Foundation for Health.

These partners worked with GoodMap, a local nonprofit consultant and web developer, to put together teenhealthstl.org. During the design process, dozens of teens gave direction and feedback about what this site should do.

For more information about this website and how to add or change the information on it, please contact info@teenpregnancy-mo.org or fill out the contact form.

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Youth Friendly Healthcare Services

Our goal for this site was to organize and display services that attract young people, respond to their needs, and retain young clients for continuing care.

We want to provide young people with services they trust and which they feel are designed for them. Providers and services designated as youth-friendly in this guide have been formally reviewed on the 6 primary CDC Teen-Friendly Sexual Health Provider Standards listed here:

  1. Confidentiality
  2. Privacy
  3. Consent
  4. Cultural and Linguistic Appropriateness
  5. Comprehensive Services
  6. Parent/Guardian Involvement

To learn more about the CDC guidelines on youth-friendly healthcare services, visit https://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/health-care-providers/teen-friendly-health-visit.htm

If you are a provider in the St. Louis region and you would like to participate in a formal review to be included as a youth-friendly service provider, please contact the Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership using this form: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/cfXO–J4gzokjmPssmyHhA

If you are a young person who would like to provide feedback on local youth-friendly services, please contact the Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership at 314-884-8275 or info@teenpregnancy-mo.org. Your input is important to ensuring the listings in this directory are accurate.

Medically Accurate Information

While it is sometimes hard to verify the medical accuracy of everything on this website, we tried to make sure that information could fit the following definition of medical accuracy below:

1) Definitions & facts come from peer-reviewed sources

2) If there is ‘perfect use’ and ‘typical use’ data, both are given

3) Statistics are up-to-date (most recent or prior year) & referenced