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Medical News & Perspectives
January 6, 1999

Public Health Targets Teens' Private Acts

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JAMA. 1999;281(1):21-22. doi:10.1001/jama.281.1.21

WASHINGTON—When public health advocates study adolescent health, it's sex and drugs and rock and roll—and prevention.

At the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) here late last year, most of the sessions on teenagers focused on studying how risky behavior, the use of alcohol and other drugs, and unsafe sex can be discouraged.

Most of the research presented on adolescent health called for more research, but several trends and specific intervention techniques were documented.