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The Intersection of Adolescent Oral Health with Mental, Sexual and Reproductive Health

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Adolescence is a life stage between childhood and adulthood, defined chronologically as age 10 to 19 years. During this period, interrelated and overlapping physical, cognitive, psychological, moral, and socio-emotional development occurs, often rapidly. This development is affected by many factors: gender, peers, family, race, culture, community, and the environment. Adolescents also foster connections to obtain peer approval, thereby increasing the risk of peer pressure. The desire for connectedness with peers, evolving social and emotional maturity, and poor assessment of risk-benefit in life choices increase the likelihood of making decisions with negative consequences: substance abuse, early/teenage pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections. These forces have implications for oral, mental, sexual, and reproductive health, which are linked.

The interconnectedness of oral, mental, sexual, and reproductive health in adolescence lends itself to the exploration of novel approaches to facilitate comprehensive access of this population to the relevant health services. This Research Topic seeks manuscripts which provide supportive evidence of this link.

We invite basic, clinical, and implementation studies around, but not limited to, the following themes:
· Evidence for the interconnectedness of preventive and treatment approaches;
· Evidence of the use of a common risk factor approach for management of children/adolescents.


Keywords: adolescent, oral health, sexual health, reproductive health


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Adolescence is a life stage between childhood and adulthood, defined chronologically as age 10 to 19 years. During this period, interrelated and overlapping physical, cognitive, psychological, moral, and socio-emotional development occurs, often rapidly. This development is affected by many factors: gender, peers, family, race, culture, community, and the environment. Adolescents also foster connections to obtain peer approval, thereby increasing the risk of peer pressure. The desire for connectedness with peers, evolving social and emotional maturity, and poor assessment of risk-benefit in life choices increase the likelihood of making decisions with negative consequences: substance abuse, early/teenage pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections. These forces have implications for oral, mental, sexual, and reproductive health, which are linked.

The interconnectedness of oral, mental, sexual, and reproductive health in adolescence lends itself to the exploration of novel approaches to facilitate comprehensive access of this population to the relevant health services. This Research Topic seeks manuscripts which provide supportive evidence of this link.

We invite basic, clinical, and implementation studies around, but not limited to, the following themes:
· Evidence for the interconnectedness of preventive and treatment approaches;
· Evidence of the use of a common risk factor approach for management of children/adolescents.


Keywords: adolescent, oral health, sexual health, reproductive health


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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12 June 2021 Abstract
10 October 2021 Manuscript

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Submission Deadlines

12 June 2021 Abstract
10 October 2021 Manuscript

Participating Journals

Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

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