Title

Adolescent Health in the Middle East and North Africa: Determinants and Distribution

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Global Perspectives on Health Geography

Publication Date

5-19-2022

Abstract

Adolescence is an important phase of growth characterized as the transition period from childhood into adulthood. The United Nations defines an adolescent as an individual between the ages of 10 and 19 years. Adolescents make up 16% of the world’s population (1.2 billion) (Bhutta et al. 2019). Adolescents are vulnerable to a myriad of factors that influence their growth and development (Patel et al. 2008). Changes in hormones, emotions, and behaviors characterize the accelerated development that adolescents undergo and influence their health (Currie et al. 2008). In addition, rapid development and changes that occur influence how an adolescent perceives the world around him or her. Moreover, individual physical and social development during adolescence influences one’s future health outcomes (Bhutta et al. 2019).

ISSN

2522-8005

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

First Page

3

Last Page

17

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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