Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

What about boys?

A literature review on the health and development of adolescent boys


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 58
Publication date: 2000
Languages: English, French, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/FCH/CAH/00.7



This literature review sheds new light on how adolescent and girls differ in their health and development needs and what implications these differences have for health interventions. The document takes a gender approach and while assessing the gender specific needs of adolescent males, it provides ideas into how to improve the health and development of adolescent boys and girls.