Taking back young lives: Policy issues for adolescent girls in the developing world
Bruce,Judith; Mensch,Barbara S.
Journal of the American Medical Women's Association 54(3): 153-154,160
Publication date: 1999
This commentary explores the current boundaries of policy thinking about adolescence. It suggests that policy-even that designed to address adolescent sexuality and reproductive health-move substantially beyond the confines of the health sector in looking for solutions. The great diversity of adolescent needs-by age, gender, schooling, and marital status-are highlighted in making the case for a multisectoral adolescent policy.
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