American Medical Association Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen

American Medical Association Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen


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Becoming a teen is an important milestone in every girl’s life. It’s even more important to get answers and advice to the most common health issues girls face from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Teen is filled with invaluable advice to get you ready for the changes you will experience during puberty. Learn about these important topics and more:
  • Puberty and what kinds of physical and emotional changes you can expect—from your developing body to your feelings about boys
  • The importance of eating the right foods and taking care of your body
  • Your reproductive system inside and out
  • Starting your period—what it means and how to handle it
  • Thinking about relationships and dealing with new feelings

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787983444
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/26/2006
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 55,797
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Amy B. Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH, is a board-certified Adolescent Medicine specialist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She is a practicing and teaching physician specializing in the care of adolescents at Texas Children's Hospital. In addition to her Doctor of Medicine degree, she has a Master of Science in Education and a Master of Public Health degree.

Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker. She has a master's degree in social work from Columbia University as well as a certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents from NYU Psychoanalytic Institute.

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Table of Contents


Chapter One: Welcome to Puberty 6

Chapter Two: Eating, Exercise, and a Healthy Weight 14

Chapter Three: Your Height 26

Chapter Four: Your Skin, Teeth, and Hair 32

Chapter Five: Your Reproductive System-Inside and Out 50

Chapter Six: Your Period 64

Chapter Seven: Your Feelings 72

Chapter Eight: Relationships 86

Chapter Nine: What About Sex? 100




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