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 examines priority health issues for adolescent & young adult males and identifies key gender & racial/ethnic disparities.

The brief argues for interventions that integrate a lifespan approach with gender considerations.  It remains one of few analyses to highlight health data for adolescent and young adult males.

Health topics include violence, substance use, mental health, reproductive health and healthcare access & utilization.

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