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.
October 20, 2005
M. Jane Park, Tina Paul, Charles E. Irwin, Jr., Claire D. Brindis
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