Trends in adolescent sexual risk behaviors

Joav Merrick, Aharon Galil

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    Many societies worldwide are faced with an increase in adolescent pregnancy, rape, sexual abuse and sexually transmitted disease due to different sexual behaviors and sometimes lack of responsible sexual behaviors. The World Health Organization and the Surgeon General of the United States Government have called for action to this serious public health issue. In this short communication data from the United States, Canada and Israel is presented with a call for a professional response to this public health challenge.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)93-95
    Number of pages3
    JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003


    • Adolescents
    • Israel
    • Public health
    • Sexual health
    • Sexual risk behavior
    • Sexually transmitted diseases

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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