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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
  • 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
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    • 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.
    Table of Contents-
    • FOREWORD 3

      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

      FIND OUT MORE! 113

      GLOSSARY 116

      INDEX 125

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    • School Library Journal

      May 1, 2007
      Gr 5-8-These accessible guides are nearly identical in the treatment of several subjects, such as healthy eating, exercise, and skin care, and the chapters on feelings, relationships, and sex. The information is presented in a straightforward manner without judgment, which may be comforting to preteens who are finding the road to adulthood a somewhat frightening path. The focus is on physical changes and some of the accompanying feelings. Sexual activity is mentioned, but readers are encouraged to wait until they are older, and contraception is not discussed in detail. Good, sound primers."Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA"

      Copyright 2007 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

    • Booklist

      May 15, 2006
      Gr. 4-7. Published in conjunction with the American Medical Association,

      " Girls " covers the physical and emotional changes that puberty brings, along with solid tips about grooming, diet, exercise, and other health issues, such as eating disorders. The cartoon drawings of stylish teens resemble wide-eyed dolls and grate somewhat against repeated messages about self-esteem and embracing imperfections. Still, the clear text communicates concepts clearly: "hormones are chemicals that control many activities in your body, including growth," and girls will find plenty of useful information.

      Like the companion volume " Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen" (2006), by the same author, this closes with an extensive resource section, including hotlines. (Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2006, American Library Association.)

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