International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 3, 2016

Adolescence: The Issue of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
IntroductionOver the past 30 years, research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth has emerged as a critical area of study in adolescence (1). This growing body of literature routinely demonstrates that adolescents who self-identify...
A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship between Hazards in the Home and the Potential for Abuse with Families at Risk
IntroductionChild maltreatment (CM) encompasses physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect (1). Physical abuse, the intentional injury to a child either directly by an individual, or the failure to protect the child from harm, accounted...
Caring for the Dying Adolescent
Do not stand at my grave and weepI am not there. I do not sleep.I am a thousand winds that blowI am the diamond glints on snowI am the sunlight on ripened grainI am the gentle autumn rainWhen you awake in the morning's hushI am the soft uplifting rushOf...
Climatic Shock, Community Capability and Childhood Malnutrition: Case Study from the Indian Sundarbans
IntroductionFor the well-being of a child, adequate nutrition in the early ages is necessary. Children are vulnerable to growth retardation, micronutrient deficiencies and common childhood ailments at the early ages. The thousand day's window of opportunity-from...
Health Perspective of Working Children in Urban Area of Indore
IntroductionAbout 29,000 children under the age of five die every day, mainly from preventable causes (1). Urban children, especially those affected by poverty or discrimination, are at risk in many ways. The greatest burden of under nutrition is often...
Human Sexuality
Sexuality education is the knowledge that we are all sexual human beings, that our sexuality is part of our lives and can be an enhancement or enrichment of our total personality.(Mary Calderone, MD, 1904-1998)IntroductionHuman sexuality is a complex...
Identifying Risk Factors and Screening Tests for Extent of Metabolic Risk in Urban Adolescent Girls in a Developing Nation
IntroductionThe world is facing rising epidemic proportions of glucose intolerance, hypertension, obesity and dyslipidaemia all constituting features of metabolic syndrome. These metabolic and haemodynamic abnormalities constitute a major role in the...
Knowledge, Perceptions and Practices Related to Pregnancy among Married Adolescents: A Situation Analysis in Selected Districts of Two States of India
IntroductionAdolescents, in the age range of 10-19 years, constitute about 21 percent of India's population (1, 2). Over the last two decades rapid economic growth and government schemes helped for the growth and development of adolescents in the country....
Prevalence of Obesity in School Children and Its Association with Parental Obesity in Central India
IntroductionChildhood overweight and obesity have become the worldwide public health concern both in developed and developing nations (1). The last quarter of the 21th century has seen epidemiological transition is manifesting with increase in prevalence...
Unintentional Injuries in Childhood and Years of Potential Life Lost
IntroductionInjury in childhood and adolescence is most likely as frequent as the common cold, but injury an event that can have a lifelong effect or even result in death. In fact unintentional injury is the leading cause of deaths in the 0-19 year age...
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