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Adolescent medicine (Philadelphia) 

About: Adolescent medicine (Philadelphia) is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Health care & Poison control. Over the lifetime, 409 publication(s) have been published receiving 4871 citation(s).
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TL;DR: Critical to the ongoing advancement of adolescent health is a powerful, evidence-based response to the argument that "nothing can be done" for high-risk youth, and that the dual approach of risk reduction and enhancement of protective factors constitutes an effective strategy for adolescent health promotion.
Abstract: The last decade has been characterized by an increasing focus on the question: "What works to promote and protect the health and well-being of adolescents?" This question is raised in multiple arenas, from pregnancy prevention to substance use and violence prevention, as well as for broad populations of young people. An accumulating body of evidence underscores the effectiveness of a dual strategy of enhancing protective factors and promoting healthy youth development while seeking to reduce risk factors in the lives of youth. Building upon research frameworks of the 1970s and 1980s that emphasized the concepts of resiliency, risk, vulnerability, and protective factors, this research provides insights into best practices when the weight of evidence is sufficiently developed, as well as ideas about "best bets" when strategies show particular promise. Critical to the ongoing advancement of adolescent health is a powerful, evidence-based response to the argument that "nothing can be done" for high-risk youth. This perspective must be superseded by practitioners, researchers, and advocates who demonstrate, at multiple points of intervention, that the dual approach of risk reduction and enhancement of protective factors constitutes an effective strategy for adolescent health promotion.

266 citations


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TL;DR: American children and adolescents spend an average of 3-5 hours per day with a variety of media, including television, radio, videos, videogames, and the Internet, but little research exists concerning adolescents' use of the Internet and the potential behavioral impact.
Abstract: American children and adolescents spend an average of 3-5 hours per day with a variety of media, including television, radio, videos, videogames, and the Internet. Considerable research exists to document concerns about media violence, the impact of media on teen sexual attitudes and behavior, the relationship between alcohol and cigarette advertising and adolescent drug use, and the impact of R-rated films on attitudes about sexual violence. Very little research exists concerning adolescents' use of the Internet and the potential behavioral impact, but many parents and professionals are concerned. Solutions include: better programming, stricter regulation by parents, media education at home and in schools, and greater advocacy on the part of health professionals.

101 citations


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TL;DR: The importance and trends of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in teenagers, factors affecting the trends in adolescent STDs, implications of STDs for the future health of adolescents, and implications for activities directed at control ofSTDs in this high-risk group are discussed.
Abstract: Teenagers are at higher risk for sexually transmitted infection than other age groups for a variety of behavioral, biological, and psychosocial reasons. This article discusses the importance and trends of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in teenagers, factors affecting the trends in adolescent STDs, implications of STDs for the future health of adolescents, and implications for activities directed at control of STDs in this high-risk group.

100 citations


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Abstract: Adolescence is a critical period in the development of sexual behaviors that may lead to acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and to unintended pregnancy. Understanding adolescent sexual behavior is essential for understanding adolescents' risk of pregnancy and STD/HIV infection and for planning and evaluating health promotion activities. This chapter reviews the sexual behaviors and psychosocial factors associated with STDs and unintended pregnancy among adolescents as well as school-, community-, and clinic-based interventions designed to reduce risk behaviors and promote adolescent sexual health.

85 citations


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TL;DR: Sexuality and HIV education programs do not increase any measure of sexual activity, but some of them with ten common characteristics do reduce sexual risk-taking, either by delaying or reducing sexual behavior or increasing condom use.
Abstract: This article reviews numerous studies of parent-adolescent communication about sexuality and 30 studies of sexuality and HIV education programs. Although parent-adolescent communication about sexuality has increased during the last few decades, both the occurrence and the quality of this communication could still be greatly improved. There does not exist a clear simple relationship between greater parent-adolescent communication and less adolescent risk-taking behavior, but both adults and youth believe it is important anyway. Sexuality and HIV education programs do not increase any measure of sexual activity, but some of them with ten common characteristics do reduce sexual risk-taking, either by delaying or reducing sexual behavior or increasing condom use. Thus, these programs can be an effective component in a larger initiative to reduce HIV, other STDs, and unplanned pregnancy in adolescence.

84 citations


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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
200327
200237
200131
200038
199930
199838