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ADOLESCENCE, persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority; it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years complete.

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The 'We the Future' drive aims at raising awareness about the role that adolescents can play in Pakistan.
20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Development assistance for adolescent health (DAAH) makes up a small proportion of total development assistance for health, according to a study published online Aug.
Results: The average age of the pregnant adolescents was 18 years.
Limited access to credible information by adolescents often makes them victims of child marriage, early and unwanted pregnancies, abuse, exploitation and under nutrition.
[2] Adolescent age group comprises 20.5% of the total population in India of which adolescent girls constitute 9.9%.
Findings revealed significant relationships between parents' personality, family environment and adolescents' personality.
But in many cases, adolescents who suffer from mental health disorders, substance use or poor nutrition cannot obtain critical prevention and care services - either because the services do not exist, or because they do not know about them.
The service aims at improving health outcomes of adolescents through the prevention and management of identified risk factors such as accidents, Non-Communicable Diseases, risky behaviours, mental health and adolescent reproductive health.
This article assesses how far health care financing approaches that seek to provide universal coverage work for adolescents, by asking (and suggesting answers for) some important questions.
Methods: A purposive sample of 600 students (boys=300; girls=300) was divided into two age groups; early adolescents (13-15 years) and late adolescents (16-18 years).
[1] From the last decade, increasing attention to adolescents in global reports, peer-reviewed journals and most importantly in national plans and strategies is paid and stressed.
Unlike older pregnant women, pregnant adolescents may not have completed their high school education.

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