Adolescence Is Defined As The Transitional Period Between Puberty And Adulthood

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According to Dictionary.com, “Adolescence is defined as the transitional period between puberty and adulthood in human development, extending mainly over the teen years and terminating legally when the age of majority is reached.” It is assumed that teenagers/ adolescents do not have a state of mind that allows them to think critically and make important decisions of life like medical decisions (whether cosmetic or life threatening). I agree that some adolescents might not possess that psychological, developmental or social level of mind which allows them to make autonomous medical decisions, as sometimes they might undergo some peer pressure or some emotional turmoil influencing their decisions; for instance any type of boyfriend/ girlfriend issues etc. might encourage people of this age group take decisions that are not beneficial or may even harm them. Then it is the responsibility of parents to work in the interest of their child and help him/her out by taking the decisions that are right hence pulling the teenager away from all the bad influence or regrets the child might encounter. But I would still insist that allowing adolescents to make their autonomous medical decisions would be the right thing to do as taking away their right to decide for themselves is wrong…

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