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Prescribing Medicines to Adolescent Women

  • Sue Bagshaw
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Abstract

This chapter will cover some information about young people’s development, how that affects the ability to consent to treatment, how that can be judged, and how it affects the ethics of prescribing. Following this, the practical applications of prescribing to adolescent women will be discussed using two key examples: contraceptive products and treatments for mental health disorders, specifically depression.

Keywords

Young People Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Young Person Adolescent Woman Future Thinking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OtagoChristchurchNew Zealand

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