10 reasons to invest

10 reasons to invest

Why invest in young people’s health?

The UK has 11.7 million young people aged 10-24, making up 19% of the population. AYPH believes it is important to invest in their health for 10 key reasons:

  • Adolescence is a critical time for health
  • Adolescent health is not improving enough
  • Young people are not getting the health services or information they require
  • Good sexual health services and testing are critical at this age
  • Teenage pregnancy reduction must continue
  • Ignoring chronic adolescent disease costs money
  • Effects of poor healthcare in adolescence can last a lifetime
  • Investing in adolescent wellbeing has benefits beyond health
  • Mental health issues are often diagnosed at this age
  • Research constantly brings new insights

Click here for a summary PDF version of our briefing, and here for the full references and statistics








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