Tripp, J. and Viner, R. (2005) ABC of adolescence: sexual health, contraception, and teenage pregnancy. BMJ , 330 (7491) pp.590 - 593. 10.1136/bmj.330.7491.590.
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Sexual health becomes a new health priority in early adolescence. The sexual health of young people is a matter of intense public concern. The adverse consequences of unsafe sexual behaviour-such as pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV infection-affect adolescents as well as adults. "Risk taking" behaviours are common when adolescents start being sexually intimate and are often linked with other health risk behaviours, such as substance misuse.
|Title:||ABC of adolescence: sexual health, contraception, and teenage pregnancy|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Child Health > Department of General and Adolescent Paediatrics|
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