Current priorities for adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Australia

Susan Skinner, Martha Hickey

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    Abstract

    The sexual health needs of teenagers differ from those of adults.Young sexually active teenagers are at high risk of Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection and its complications.Teenage pregnancy continues to be a problem in Australia.Current preventive strategies and clinical services in this domain of adolescent health in Australia are deficient.Australia can learn from the innovative and effective strategies developed in various countries for preventing high-risk sexual behaviours in teenagers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)158-161
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Volume179
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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