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 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101993000600010.
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.