The conceptualizations of adolescence constructed by professionals within the Family Health Strategy (FHS)

This paper examines the meanings constructed around adolescence, with their implications for the practices of physicians and nurses working within the Family Health Strategy (FHS) in a municipality in the interior of the State of São Paulo. The analysis was based on interviews and showed that immobility regarding collective actions was reinforced by predominance of a natural, universal and pathological view that positioned adolescence at a place not within the work routine of family health teams. For this reason, there is a need to rethink the conceptualizations, starting from the position that these professionals occupy in the labor market.

Adolescence; Family Health; Sociohistorical psychology; Human resources formation


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