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Adolescence marks a transitional period from childhood to adulthood and has unique implications regarding health and wellness. During this period, factors such as puberty, sexuality, self-identification, and peer relationships tend to significantly impact an individual’s journey toward adulthood.
KeywordsAdolescence Routine health visit Eating disorders Substance abuse Sexually transmitted diseases
The author gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Marwa Abdou, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Center, El Paso, Texas, USA, to the 1st edition of this chapter, many of which have been incorporated into this edition as well.
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