Ten Years of TeenHealthFX.com. A Case Study of an Adolescent Health Web Site.

Dina L.G. Borzekowski, Cathy McCarthy, Walter D. Rosenfeld

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Abstract

The Internet, in contrast to in-person interactions with health providers, allows anonymous and nonpunitive ease of access. Adolescents have long sought honest, direct answers to important but embarrassing questions about health; emerging technologies provide a venue to obtain relevant information without geographic, time, financial, and personal barriers. This article is a case study of . TeenHealthFX.com. Those interested in how youth access online health information can learn of the positive and negative aspects of delivering messages through the Internet. This article discusses the process involved in creating and maintaining TeenHealthFX and the challenges of providing online health information to adolescents via new technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-727
Number of pages11
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Internet
  • Online health information
  • Web sites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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