This paper reviews recent peer-reviewed literature and national data on 1) adolescents use of online social media, 2) gender differences in online social media and 3) potential positive and negative health outcomes from adolescents’ online social media use.
To Tweet, or Not to Tweet: Gender Differences and Potential Positive and Negative Health Outcomes of Adolescents’ Social Internet Use
This 2009 article reviews relevant literature, including trends in young males’ marijuana use and health effects of marijuana use.
This 2009 article explores Positive Youth Development for youth. Positive youth development (PYD) is a strong and growing field that complements the traditional problem-focused view of youth, and describes and promotes the healthy development and positive outcomes of young people
This 2008 article examines research related to stress and stress management, with a focus on young males.
This 2008 article discusses gaps in research and offers recommendations for improving health care quality and strengthening the research base on gender and disparities during adolescence.
This 2008 article discusses clinical considerations for and summarizes national data on depression among male adolescents.
This 2007 article summarizes the key health issues surrounding male sexual health, including risky behaviors and sexually transmitted infections.
This 2007 article reviews the overall health of adolescent males and discusses the issues we should focus on to improve male health.
This 2007 article discusses clinical considerations for and summarizes national data on alcohol and cigarette use among male adolescents and young adults.
This brief highlights priority health issues for adolescent & young adult males and identifies key gender & racial/ethnic disparities.