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Revista de Saúde Pública

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REIS, Alberto Olavo Advincula  and  ZIONI, Fabiola. The place of the feminine in the construction of the concept of adolescence. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1993, vol.27, n.6, pp. 472-477. ISSN 0034-8910.

The origins of the concept of adolescence arc discussed with a view to explaning certain of its critical aspects such as the predominance of bio-naturist though and notional androcentrism in its development. The discussion of this theme seeks also to contribute to a more adequate assistance to adolescents as well as to on enlargement of the concept of adolescence as related to the field of Public Health.

Keywords : Adolescence; Anthropology cultural.

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