This fact sheet summarises the key points relating to young women and physical health, sexual and reproductive health, body images, relationships, mental health and social inclusion.
Girls and boys face different expectations and pressures during adolescence and between the ages of 10 to 20, young women’s experiences and health can differ significantly from male peers. The most effective way to reduce the risk of poor physical, emotional and mental health outcomes for young women is to create a more gender equal society for girls to grow up in.
Women's Health Victoria (2017) Young women's health and wellbeing. Women's Health Victoria. Melbourne. - (Fact Sheet)