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What Global Adolescent Health Equity Looks like: Tweets from SAHM 2018

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“Global adolescent health equity” was the theme for this year’s annual meeting for the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (March 14–17). For the 50th anniversary, hundreds of attendees gathered to discuss, critique and generate strategies that ensure that all young people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to achieve healthy, productive and meaningful lives.

The meeting included discussions around evolving language in medicine…

…especially related to gender non-conforming youth.

Mental health was a hot topic, including childhood trauma, opioid addiction, and body image.

Clinicians and researchers strived to support adolescents with technology and policy.

Gun violence among adolescents and youth was another looming topic…

As was teen pregnancy and sex trafficking.

Overall, there was a tremendous sense of passion and inspiration to be leaders for our youth, but also allow them to guide their own way.

That’s a wrap of SAHM18! The next annual meeting will take place March 6–9 in Washington, D.C.

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