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Depression in adolescent girls: screening and treatment strategies for primary care providers

Demonstrates that adolescent girls are at a higher risk of depression than boys are, and that depression is of particular concern in pregnant and postpartum adolescents because of the potential impact on the infant. Argues that primary care providers (PCPs) should routinely screen adolescent girls for depression and consider depression in their differential diagnoses of somatic complaints.


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Published: 2004
Adolescent girls affected by violent conflict: why should we care?

Recognizes the specific situations of adolescent girls affected by violent conflict. Examines adolescent girls' participation in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and community development.

Published: 2005
Young lives at risk: adolescents and sexual health

Presents a profile of the sexual health of teenagers on a global level and addresses the kinds of risks that are putting their health in danger, such as sexually transmitted diseases, lack of reliable health information, unplanned pregnancy and unsafe abortion, sexual abuse, and anxiety about being attracted to members of the same sex. (See Details)

Published: 1999
The opportunity of adolescence: the health sector contribution

Provides extensive information about the specific health issues for adolescents. Using the determinants of health framework, describes the current health status for adolescents and identifies areas where certain youth have greater needs for information and support. Considers the importance of gender, ethnic and cultural differences in adolescent development and behaviours. Identifies opportunities for the health sector to take action to promote the healthy development of adolescents, building on the health sector's previous investments in early child development.

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Published: 2000
Exercise, physical appearance and self-esteem in adolescence
Explores some of the links between culture, diet and exercise with an emphasis on adolescents. (See Details)
Published: 1996
Network: adolescent reproductive health
Gives information on sex education and other services for young adults to help reduce their risks of an unplanned pregnancy or infection from a sexually transmitted disease. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Evidence-based health promotion. No. 2: adolescent health
Aims to determine the effictiveness of health promotion programs targeted at adolescents (12-18 year olds). Using an evidence based strategy and literature review, report reveals findings on interventions that address depression, suicidal behaviour, alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, anti-social behaviour and sexual risk-taking behaviour of adolescents in Victoria, Australia. Makes recommendations based on findings. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Young people in Canada: their health and well-being
Examines patterns in the determinants of health of 11-, 13-, and 15-year olds, as well as selected trends in their health behaviours and attitudes. Highlights the importance of young people being well-integrated socially and having supportive relationships and environments at home and at school. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Taking steps of courage: teaching adolescents about sexuality and gender in Nigeria and Cameroun
Outlines some of the lessons about sexuality education that have emerged from the shared experiences of a number of groups collaborating to empower young women and all adolescents in Nigeria and Cameroun. Briefly describes the changing context of adolescence in Cameroun and Nigeria. Discusses what is meant by sexuality and sexuality education and provides some basic guidelines for teaching this topic. Also outlines issues to consider when developing programs in specific contexts. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Five years of abstinence-only-until-marriage education: assessing the impact
Reviews evaluations of 10 US states that took part in the federally funded abstinence-only education program. Concludes that there was no "long-term success in impacting teen sexual behavior" in any of those states, and only one showed "short-term success in delaying the initiation of sex. (See Details)
Published: 2004