ARCHIVED - Adolescence (13-19)


The period in a person’s life from puberty to 19 years of age is a critical time in human development. For young people on the road to adulthood and independence, it is a time of experimentation filled with the newness and wonders of physical, social and psychological change. For parents, family members and teachers charged with providing a safe passage for youth under their care and supervision, it can be a challenging and difficult time.

What information will I find here?

This section will take you to current and relevant information about the health and well-being of youth and adolescence in Canada. There is resource material here that will help parents, teachers and health professionals contribute to healthy adolescent development. You will find information about sexually transmitted infections, teenage pregnancy and bullying. There is also material that covers school health and explores the issues around the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs by young people.

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