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Alcohol and its impact on the teen brain

The teen brain is more sensitive to the poisoning effects of alcohol on the neural connections for learning, memory and judgment compared to the adult brain.

Adolescent Health Clinic

The Adolescent Health Clinic focuses on the health needs of patients age 12-21. Adolescence is a time of transition and change. Teens and their families may have questions about physical and emotional changes; evolving relationships and expectations; school; sexuality; and emotional and mental health.

Resources for Living with Cancer

Living with cancer is complicated, but the Children’s Minnesota team can help. This is an important time in your life, and we’re here to help you make the most of it before, during and after your treatment.

Sexual Health and Fertility

Although it might not be the first thing you think about after a cancer diagnosis, your intimate relationships and your ability to have children in the future may be affected by your cancer and cancer treatments.

About AYA Cancer

When you’re a teen or young adult with cancer, you can feel isolated from people your age. After all, your life is really different from the lives of your friends and peers. However, you’re not alone. Approximately 70,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year. Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer is a medical specialty focusing specifically on treating cancer and blood disorders in people your age.

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer

Like most people between the ages of 15 and 30, you probably have a lot going on in your life—school, your career, relationships or maybe even starting a family. But if you’ve been recently diagnosed with cancer, everything seems to change overnight: Getting healthy becomes the top priority.

Conditions and Services

At the Children's Minnesota gynecology program, home of the only two pediatric and adolescent gynecologists in Minnesota, we treat babies, girls and adolescents every day who have minor, moderate or severe gynecological issues. We offer the latest treatments and technologies available in the United States to resolve symptoms while maintaining a child's reproductive health.