Research :: Investing in Adolescence: Building a Strong Foundation for Male Health

This article reviews the overall health of adolescent males and discusses the issues we should focus on to improve male health.  It is the second in a series of four adolescent male health columns authored by Jane Park and David Breland for the American Journal of Men’s Health.

Park, M. J., & Breland, D. J. (2007). Investing in Adolescence: Building a Strong Foundation for Male Health. American Journal of Men’s Health, 1(3), 224-227.

TOPIC(S)

Males, Risky Behavior

DATE POSTED

February 11, 2007

AUTHOR(S)

Jane Park, David Breland

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