This year, adolescent pregnancy rates in the United States reached historic lows.1 Similarly, the percentage of youths 12 to 17 years of age with severe mental health impairments decreased by 20% since the late 1990s.2 Death rates among 15- to 24-year-olds have also declined steadily since 1999 (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_02.pdf). Clearly, much progress has been made regarding adolescent health in the United States.
Joffe A, Boyer CB, Britto MT. Call for Papers on Adolescent and Young Adult Health. JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(8):714. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.1727