Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine is a fairly new subspecialty of

paediatrics.

Adolescent Medicine specialists focus on the development and care of adolescents from the onset of

puberty

until early adulthood. Specialists are generally

paediatricians

who have specialised in adolescent medicine. These specialists are interested in their patients, physical, emotional and social wellbeing, assisting with the changes in their lives. Some issues that commonly arise in adolescent patients are delayed or early onset puberty,

birth control

,

sexually transmitted infections

,

substance abuse

,

eating disorders

,

menstrual disorders

and

acne.

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