Resources for Professionals

Information for professionals

If you are interested in learning more about comprehensive health care and/or the various issues that involve the health of adolescents and young people, we bring you a series of publications belonging to different institutions, organizations and civil society organizations with whom we work for to prevent possible risks and damage to health. These guides are useful tools for doctors, teachers and/or anyone interested who wants to deepen their knowledge about health and the correct exercise of attention to these groups.

Guide of Recommendations for the Integral Attention of adolescents in friendly and quality health

The study provides tools for the installation of new spaces of attention as well as for the adaptation of the points of contact that already exist in the sanitary system.  Its objective is to contribute to the improvement of adolescents’ access to quality health services. The guide was developed within the framework of a collaboration agreement between the Ministry of Health of the Nation, UNICEF and the Argentine Society of Pediatrics (Source: National Program for Comprehensive Health in Adolescence – Ministry of Health of the Nation).

Guidelines for the care of excessive episodic alcohol consumption in adolescents

This guide is intended to provide guidelines for health teams across the country to provide adolescents with adequate care for excessive episodic alcohol consumption, within the framework of the local network of services and in compliance with their health rights. (Source: National Comprehensive Health Program for Adolescents – Ministry of Health of the Nation)

Technical guide for the Comprehensive Care of non-punishable abortions

Around 210 million pregnancies occur per year in the world. Of these 210 million, 46 million (22%) end in induced abortions and 20 million are unsafe. In Argentina, the complications of unsafe abortions are the first cause of maternal mortality. The Technical Guide for the Comprehensive Care of Non-Punishable Abortions elaborated by the Ministry of Health of the Nation through its Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation Program aims to favor the conditions for the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights in all aspects related to non-punishable abortion in health services and to health professionals responsible for the provision of this practice as established in Article 86 of the Penal Code.

Protocol for the comprehensive care of people with
the right to legal interruption of pregnancy

In Argentina, the legislation recognizes cuases for the legal interruption of pregnancy. This right includes all persons with ability to carry out a pregnancy who are in any of those situations. The exercise of this right is framed in sexual and reproductive rights as part of human rights, and implies access to comprehensive quality care that ensures respect for privacy and autonomy, the flow of clear and truthful information and access to technological advances and updated scientific information. The guidelines of this Protocol are aimed at guaranteering compliance with the right to legal interruption of pregnancy and strengthening the work of health teams throughout the territory; with the objective of providing the populaiton with a quality service that respects human rights.

Guide for the Use of Contraceptive Methods

This Guide is not only a tool for consultation on medical criteria of choice of contraceptive methods, but also for the comprehensive promotion of sexual and reproductive health.

Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation.
Support Manual for the Work of Health Agents

This publication is aimed at health agents, health promoters and interdisciplinary teams. It is also useful for the work of NGOs and community institutions.

Comprehensive Care of Children and Adolescents with HIV

With the aim of improving access to comprehensive care for children and adolescents with HIV, this publicaiton offers a contribution to the work of the teams committed to the subject in Argentina. It contemplates the recommendations based on the evidence and experience of the main referents of each area, and brings together the biomedical and sociocultural aspects of the infection, assuming that it is an essential perspective for the comprehensive approach to the health-disease process.

Health situation of adolescents in Argentina
Baseline on adolescent health, a basic tool to be able to make
decisions aboutpublic policies in the provinces.

Contains update of specific and quality data on the population adolescent for the design of public policies based on evidence. Author: UNICEF, Ministry of Health of the Nation

Basic guide on sexual diversity

This material provides basic and essential information related to sexuality and sexual diversity, thought as a contribution to the work of health teams. Authors: Fernando D’Elio, Juan Sotelo, Cecilia Santamaría and Julia Recchi.
27 pages (PDF document).

HIV and rights. Legal and guidance guide for people with HIV in Argentina

This publication explains, from the perspective of human rights in health, the legislation aimed at regulating rights in Argentina and the access routes to corresponding agencies. It also provides information about the rights that assist people with HIV and the legal tools that protect them. Authors: Fabio Núñez, Matías Muñoz, Soledad Sequeira.
50 pages (PDF document).

Salud y adolescencias LGBTI
Herramientas de abordaje integral para equipos de salud

Elaborada por el Programa Nacional de Salud Integral en la Adolescencia (PNSIA) del Ministerio de Salud de la Nación que cuenta con la colaboración de FUSA AC en uno de sus capítulos. Captura de pantalla 2018-03-14 a las 20.54.42

Este material ofrece conceptos y herramientas teóricas y metodológicas para el abordaje de las adolescencias y la diversidad sexual e identidad y expresión de género, desde una perspectiva de salud integral y derechos. Está destinado a equipos de salud y otros actores que trabajen tanto en el ámbito asistencial como en prevención y promoción.

El objetivo fundamental de esta publicación no es otro que el de contribuir a la restitución del históricamente vulnerado derecho a la salud de lxs adolescentes lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, trans e intersex (LGBTI) en nuestro país.

​FUSA AC, a través de Daniela Giacomazzo, coordinadora del Area de Expansión Comunitaria, participó en la redacción del capítulo “Dinámicas para abordar la diversidad sexual y de expresión e identidad de género con adolescentes”.

Schools that teach ESI. A study on Good Pedagogical Practices in Comprehensive Sex Education

The publication is part of the actions carried out within the framework of cooperation that UNICEF Argentina carries out with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, in joint work with the National Program of ESI
Author: Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology with UNICEF

Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents

This report reveals the evaluation of anthropometric indexes (weight and height) of children and adolescents reported by the Plotters of the SUMAR Program of the Secretary of the Government of Health of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the nation.
The total population reported by the tracers of this Program resulted from very useful to describe the nutritional situation of people who access the attention of the public health system, which implies one of the main focuses of public policies.
Author: Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Nation, UNICEF

Sexual abuse and forced pregnancy in childhood and adolescence
Guidelines for inter-institutional approach

Within the framework of the strategic objectives of strengthening policies for the prevention of abuse and sexual violence towards children and adolescents of the Plan ENIA establishes these guidelines to promote agreements, inter-institutional approaches and a comprehensive approach with a rights perspective, the product of a collective construction that stipulates what needs to be done and how the various state actors to the demands and needs of girls, boys and adolescents who have been victims of sexual abuse and forced pregnancy.
Author: UNICEF, Presidency of the Nation / ENNyA Plan