American Journal of Internal Medicine

Special Issue

Adolescent Health

  • Submission Deadline: May 20, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Rupali Patle
About This Special Issue
Around 1.2 billion people, or 1 in 6 of the world’s population are adolescents aged 10 to 19. Most are healthy, but there is still substantial premature death, illness, and injury among adolescents. Adolescent includes school and college going children, School dropouts, those engaged in various criminal activities and many more. Adolescent health, or youth health, is the range of approaches to preventing, detecting or treating young people’s health and wellbeing. As a community physician, we have observed that, research in the field of adolescent health both boys and girls is somewhere lacking. The more focus is definitely either on Mother and child group or geriatric group. We understand the need of research in this age group because they are the future of world. Research in this perspective includes role of health promotion including mental health, specific protection with immunization for certain infections as well as HIV, prevention of injuries, diagnosis and treatment of certain ailments like malnutrition, infectious diseases, and rehabilitation including those of addictions. Hence we are proposing a special issue which promotes and welcomes research in adolescent health. We welcome articles in all preventive, promotive and curative aspects of adolescence.
Aims and Scope:
  1. Early pregnancy and childbirth
  2. Immunization in adolescence
  3. HIV
  4. Other infectious diseases
  5. Mental health problems including depression and suicide
  6. Violence
  7. Alcohol and other drugs
  8. Injuries both unintentional and self-injury
  9. Sexual health / Infectious diseases
  10. Malnutrition and obesity
  11. Exercise and Nutrition
  12. Tobacco use
  13. Rights of adolescents
Lead Guest Editor
  • Rupali Patle

    Department of Community Medicine, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

Guest Editors
  • Priya Dhengre

    Department of Community Medicine, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

  • Nilima Wankhade

    Department of Medicine, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

  • Pallavi Patle

    Department of Pediatrics (Homeopathy), Maharashtra University of Medical Sciences, Nashik, Nagpur, India

  • Nilima Patle

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maharashtra University of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, India

  • Sheetal Gawalpanchi

    Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, Nagpur, India

  • Amandeep Kaur Ratta

    Department of Community Medicine, Maharashtra University of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, India

Published Articles
  • Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Women of Reproductive Age Group Towards Abortion Care at Gambella Health Facilities, South West of Ethiopia

    Ataguadil Mekonnen , Zemnu Awoke

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 29-40
    Received: Dec. 19, 2019
    Accepted: Feb. 04, 2020
    Published: Jun. 04, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijbecs.20200602.12
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    Abstract: Abortion is an important cause of bleeding during pregnancy. It is one of the five Leading causes of maternal death in the developing world. Moreover, in developing country, abortion is the major cause of maternal mortality, which in Ethiopia safe abortion accounts 60% considering the huge number of maternal deaths due to abortion. The aim of this ... Show More