The health of adolescents around a world in transition.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_882F7C71221D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The health of adolescents around a world in transition.
Périodique
Georgian Medical News
Auteur(s)
Michaud P.A., Ambresin A.E.
ISSN
1512-0112 (Print)
ISSN-L
1512-0112
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Numéro
230
Pages
54-59
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Since several years, the health of adolescents is on the agenda of ministers, decision makers and health professionals. Around the world, while there has been a steady decrease of the death rates among young children, this is not the case for young people. This is mainly linked with the fact that mortality and morbidity during this period of life is largely linked with non communicable diseases and conditions, including deaths from injuries, suicide, homicides and drug abuse. Unplanned pregnancies, illegal abortions, newly acquired HIV infections are also situations that have short and long term consequences. This paper reviews the epidemiological data pertaining to adolescent health and disease. It proposes evidence-informed avenues as how to address these issues in the field of health care (e.g. adolescent friendly services) and of prevention and health promotion. It also stresses the importance of creating safe environments for the development and well-being of young people and thus, of an interdisciplinary and inter sectorial approach to their complex health problems and challenges.
Mots-clé
Adolescent, Cause of Death, Child, Communicable Diseases/epidemiology, Female, HIV Infections/epidemiology, Humans, Mortality, Pregnancy, Substance-Related Disorders/epidemiology, Suicide
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