Preventive Care Plans and Guidelines

Guidelines for Males, Age 11 to 18

The following recommendations are categorized for “men” and “women,” and are driven by biological sex (male and female) rather than gender identity. Meet with your doctor to determine which recommendations best apply to you based on individual factors, such as your sex assigned at birth and current anatomy.1


At each visit

  • Development & behavior


Annual screenings

  • Height and weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

  • Vision

  • Hearing

  • Dental health

  • Blood pressure

  • Depression and suicide risk

  • Anxiety

  • Sexually transmitted Infections (If sexually active)

Check for risk at each visit

  • Hemoglobin or hematocrit (blood count)
  • Lipid disorder (cholesterol)
  • Substance use disorder and tobacco addiction
  • Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis B
  • Sudden cardiac arrest/death

11 Years

  • Lipid disorder (blood count)

17 years

  • Lipid disorder (blood count)

18 years

  • Hepatitis C


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  • Influenza (Flu)

11 Years

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) – 3 dose series
  • Meningococcal

16 years

  • Meningococcal

As needed

  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate (PCV13)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23)
  • COVID-19

1 Caughey AB, Krist AH, Wolff TA, et al: USPSTF Approach to Addressing Sex and Gender When Making Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services. JAMA. (November 16, 2021):