Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Boys in the picture

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World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2000
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/FCH/CAH/00.8

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Overview

This multi-language advocacy document makes the case for why programme and policy makers should pay more attention to adolescent males, based on epidemiology and gender considerations. It lays out some of the options for how to address the health and development of adolescent boys in programmes and lays out the challenges for research and intervention development. Recently, WHO has met one of these challenges by finalizing an intervention package to work with adolescent men on HIV, ASRH, mental health, substance use, violence and fatherhood.