Good health for young people requires a holistic approach that aims to support and promote their physical, emotional, mental, social and sexual wellness. AYAC affirms that significant caring relationships and connectedness, a sense of spirituality, access to economic resources as well as low family stress, are all critically important factors affecting the health of young people.
AYAC believes that…
- Young people are competent to make many of the decisions about their physical health.
- ‘Youth friendly’, no-cost health services are urgently needed to deliver team-based models of health care that include access to doctors, nurses, midwives, counsellors, youth workers and other support workers.
- Young people should be empowered to be involved in taking care of their own health.
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