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'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24'
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Posted: 19/01/18 - 11:56
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Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say.

Young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins.

Changing the definition is vital to ensure laws stay appropriate, they write in an opinion piece in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal.

But another expert warns doing so risks "further infantilising young people".

I Call Bull: Highest level of BULL, adolescence is the teenage years. This risks pandering to the younger generation, softening them further and taking away responsibilities that helps make them adults in the first place.

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