Research :: A Health Profile of Adolescent and Young Adult Males

The transition from adolescence to young adulthood to adulthood involves changes in development and independence that have implications for health.  This brief highlights priority health issues for adolescent & young adult males and identifies key gender & racial/ethnic disparities. Health topics include violence, substance use, mental health, reproductive health and healthcare access & utilization.

TOPIC(S)

Males, Mental/Behavioral Health, Mortality, Overviews/Fact Sheets, Overweight, Reports, Risky Behavior, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Socio-demographic disparities, Suicide, Young Adults

DATE POSTED

October 20, 2005

AUTHOR(S)

M. Jane Park, Tina Paul, Charles E. Irwin, Jr., Claire D. Brindis

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A Health Profile of Adolescent and Young Adult Males

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