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UN Upgrades Adolescent Health Standards

Current health care for adolescents is substandard and fails to provide critical prevention and care services, say U.N. health officials, who’ve introduced new standards to improve their quality. Young people between the ages of 10 and 19 confront many physical and emotional changes. They don’t like to be treated as children, yet they don’t know how to behave like adults.  The new standards' authors, at the World Health Organization and UNAIDS, say young people are vulnerable...

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