Search Resources (English): Adolescence

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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
Sex? A healthy sexuality resource
Provides information for teens about sexuality, relationships and healthy sexual choices. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Tenuous connections: urban Aboriginal youth sexual health and pregnancy
Examines the issue of adolescent pregnancy in the urban Aboriginal community and includes broader questions about youth sexuality and sexual health. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Young women who use violence: myths and facts
Assesses the information presented in the media about young women who use violence, and replace the myths surrounding this topic with information based upon a more complete analysis of the issue.
Published: 1998
Fact sheets on the human rights of children and their sexual and reproductive health
Presents a series of seven fact sheets. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Body thieves: help girls reclaim their natual bodies and become physically active
Provides parents and teachers and mentors with an understanding of girls' development through adolescence and examines the stressors they face.
Published: 2002
Helping your teens cope: responding to the stress of terrorism and armed conflicts
Offers advise and recommendations to parents, caregivers, family members, and teachers of teens on how to help them cope with the stress of terrorist attacks and armed conflict. (See Details)
Published: 2002