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Welcome to Young Men's Health (YMH) is a website produced by the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. The purpose of the website is to provide carefully researched health information to teenage boys and young men.


The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, led by Dr. S. Jean Emans, Division Chief, has a long-standing dedication to providing health information to teen boys, young men, and their parents. Back in 1999, the Adolescent Division started making health information available on, including contributions by Dr. Todd Callahan. In 2008, with expert revisions, new web design, and new contributions by our world-class health-care providers, those early pages evolved into the current website.


The website's coordinator, Judith Siegel, is a Licensed Independent Clinical social worker who is committed to the area of young men's health. She has developed many of our online health guides and curricula. Our resident designer, Anna Miller, is devoted to imparting essential health information to our readers, through clear, accurate, and beautiful design. Dr. Sara Forman is a physician specializing in adolescent medicine, and has been instrumental in the development of the website.


YMH was initially funded by a grant from the Mannion Fund, through the Social Work Department and the Center For Families at Boston Children's Hospital. The website continues to be guided and supported by the work of the Young Men’s Health Initiative, which is made up of staff members from our Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine Practice. We are also grateful to the staff of the Center for Young Women's Health (the creators of, who paved the way in content development, site structure, and design.


The mission of youngmenshealthsite is to help teen boys and their parents improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. We want to empower teen boys and young men around the world to take an active role in their own health care.


Note: The website does not accept any form of paid advertising and our sponsors do not influence the content of the health guides, except to require that the information is educational and informed by quality research.



Our Programs, Services and Resources


Online Resources here at

Health Guides for Teens


Programs for Teens & Young Men

Youth Advisory Program & Community Outreach

Booking It - Free Books for Teens: A Program to Improve Literacy Among Adolescents



Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine


Our Staff

YMH Staff and Contributors

Meet Our Youth Advisor


Our Funding

Supporters of Young Men's Health


Contact and Site Info

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Privacy Policy

Permission Requests

Terms of Use



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