Adolescent medicine is a medical subspecialty that deals with taking care of patients who are in the adolescent period of development. Adolescent period ranges from the last years of elementary school to graduation from high school. Patients have generally entered puberty, which typically begins between the ages of 9 to 11 years for girls, and 11 to 14 years for boys. Issues with a high prevalence during adolescence are frequently addressed by providers. These include: Sexually transmitted disease, Birth control, Substance abuse, menstrual disorders, Acne, Eating disorders, certain mental illnesses, Delayed or precocious puberty. Adolescents who are gay, lesbian or bisexual tend to demonstrate more risky health behaviors and have worse health outcomes compared to heterosexual youth, including substance Abuse, Sociality.
Internal Medicine Open Access, an official journal of OMICS International publishes all the articles related to Adolescent Medicine. The journal is subjecting all the received manuscripts to a strict peer review process. The articles published in the journal are Open Access i.e, freely accessible to readers all around the world. Internal Medicine Open Access is maintaining the quality of articles through its strict peer review process.
Last date updated on June, 2014