Adolescent Medicine: The need for a nation-wide service in Saudi Arabia

Adolescent Medicine: The need for a nation-wide service in Saudi Arabia

Nasir A.M. Al Jurayyan, MD

Prof. Dept. Pediatrics, and Pediatric Endocrinologist, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: The adolescent period, is a unique developmental stage which is characterized by physical, psychosocial, social and cognitive changes as transition from childhood to adulthood.  In this communication, we highlight the importance of establishing adolescent medical service, and call on the higher strategic planners in Saudi Arabia to establish a country wide program to improve the health wellbeing of the youth.

Keywords: adolescent, medicine, nation-wide, service, Saudi Arabia

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