Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Broadening the horizon: balancing protection and risk for adolescents

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 1
Publication date: 2001
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/FCH/CAH/01.20



Research data from more than 50 countries confirm that there exist strong protective factors against health compromising behaviours in adolescents. This knowledge will help us to balance the traditional focus on risk factors and support the development of interventions that strengthen protective factors in adolescents themselves, in their relations with adults and their wider environment.