oa South African Family Practice - Female adolescent health in SA family practice : CPD

Volume 48, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Adolescence. At this age, the young woman will start consulting her general practitioner on her own. She requires special guidance and advice on her journey to adult female health and wellbeing. When managing the female adolescent's health, the general practitioner may also have to deal with more complex relationships than with other patients. There may be an adolescent-parent-practitioner, adolescentpractitioner or sometimes just a practitionerparent relationship. Each has challenges of its own. The adolescent is trapped in a state between childhood and adulthood, and she is constantly bombarded by many worries, uncertainties and unanswered questions. Her inability to afford or ..

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