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The health needs of imprisoned female juvenile offenders: the views of the young women prisoners and youth justice professionals.

Abstract:

Little is known about the health needs of detained juvenile females, yet there is emerging concern regarding substance misuse, mental health problems, poor sexual health and poorer general physical health on a range of indicators. This study sought to identify health needs from the perspective of imprisoned young women themselves and key professionals working with them to inform healthcare provision. We conducted semi-structured interviews and focus groups with detained juvenile women and adu...

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10.1080/17449200802038256

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Douglas, N More by this author
Journal:
International journal of prisoner health
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
66-76
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1744-9219
ISSN:
1744-9200
URN:
uuid:cdd8147c-8f51-4e5b-b91d-1520d8a5ba4b
Source identifiers:
308557
Local pid:
pubs:308557

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