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Teenagers need special health services they can get outside school hours

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1285
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Teenagers are being let down by the NHS because they cannot get the health services they need, says a report. They worry about going to their GP because of confidentiality issues, but the health service has few specialist or discrete clinics where young people feel comfortable talking about their problems.

    Unlike in other age groups, in which the death rate has fallen, the number of adolescents dying today is the same as it was 50 years ago, says the report from child health experts.

    The …

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