Dr. Dibyendu Chakrabarty - Child Specialist

Dr. Dibyendu Chakrabarty

MBBS (Cal.) DCH (Cal.) MD (Pediatrics) International Fellows of American Academy of Pediatrics (USA)

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ADOLESCENT HEALTH CARE


Adolescent Health Care

What is Adolescent health care?

Adolescent Health Care. Development of adequate and comprehensive services for adolescents, especially in regard to reproductive health services. College Guidance on Annual Women's Health Care -- Adolescents. Committee Opinions and Practice Bulletins offering guidance on various components of adolescent health care.



What are the stages of Adolescence?

Adolescence, these years from puberty to adulthood, may be roughly divided into three stages: early adolescence, generally ages eleven to fourteen; middle adolescence, ages fifteen to seventeen; and late adolescence, ages eighteen to twenty-one



What are Adolescent health issues?

Main health issues include:

• Early pregnancy and childbirth. The leading cause of death for 15– 19-year-old girls globally is complications from pregnancy and childbirth.
• HIV. More than 2 million adolescents are living with HIV.
• Mental health.
• Violence.
• Alcohol and drugs.
• Injuries.
• Exercise and nutrition.



Adolescent Health Care

What are the characteristics of an Adolescent?

Adolescence is a time of rapid growth and inconsistent change that varies widely among individuals. In general, the approximate ages of 10 through 14 are characterized by: Physical growth and hormonal development: bone, muscle, brain, sexual characteristics, stature. A growing ability to use abstract thought.



What is puberty and Adolescence?

Puberty is the process of physical changes by which adolescents reach sexual maturity, i.e. become capable of reproduction. Puberty refers to the bodily changes, while adolescence is the period of psychological and social transition between childhood and adulthood.



What is the difference between Puberty and Adolescence?

Puberty is the process of physical changes by which adolescents reach sexual maturity, i.e. become capable of reproduction. Puberty refers to the bodily changes, while adolescence is the period of psychological and social transition between childhood and adulthood.



Adolescent Health Care

What happens to the body during Adolescence?

Adolescence is a time for growth spurts and puberty changes. An adolescent may grow several inches in several months followed by a period of very slow growth, then have another growth spurt. Changes with puberty (sexual maturation) may occur gradually or several signs may become visible at the same time.



Adolescent Health Care

What causes Physical and Emotional changes?

During puberty, the body is adjusting to these fluctuating hormone levels and this fluctuation does create mood swings. However, there are several other physical causes accounting for increased moodiness apart from fluctuating hormones. Children's moodiness can be affected by their lack of sleep.