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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
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
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
Trends in sexual risk behaviors among high school students: United States, 1991 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003
Describes a decline of 11% in students who had sex between 1991 and 1997, when comprehensive sexuality education was more prevalent. Finds that from 1999-2003, when funding for abstinence-only education increased, there was no significant decline. (See Details)
Published: 2004
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
Sex? A healthy sexuality resource
Provides information for teens about sexuality, relationships and healthy sexual choices. (See Details)
Published: 2004
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