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BORRAS SANTIESTEBAN, Tania; REYNALDO BORRAS, Aymee  y  LOPEZ DOMINGUEZ, Marcial. Adolescents: reasons for health care. ccm [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.3, pp.858-875. ISSN 1560-4381.

Adolescence can be considerate time of risks and opportunities, transformations and changes that may involve the emergence of risk behaviors, dangerous for themselves and future stages are experienced, it is influenced by social, economic and cultural factors affecting the personal, family, community and social level. Among the most frequent risk behaviors are alcoholic beverages drinking, smoking, sexual risk behavior, suicidal behavior and violence, among others. This paper reviews studies that have been published relating to the reasons that can be taken into account to provide better care for this population group focusing on the conceptual issues that may define its future development sources where information was extracted for the literature review were mainly; PubMed, Google Scholar and Ebsco and search words used: adolescence, investing in adolescent care, risk factors, vulnerability, English and Spanish languages were considered.

Palabras clave : adolescents; health care; risk factors; vulnerability.

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