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About this site offers girls reliable, useful information on health and well-being. We cover hundreds of topics, from getting your period to stopping bullies, and from getting fit to preventing sexually transmitted infections. We make our pages clear and fun, and we make sure to answer key questions girls ask. is committed to empowering girls to create strong, positive relationships and happy, healthy futures. was created in 2002 by the Office on Women’s Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We regularly update our information based on the latest scientific research and use our editorial and review guidelines to ensure accuracy. If you have a topic you’d like to see covered in, please contact us.

Girls: Learn ways to get healthier and happier

Are you a girl who wants to understand her body, her feelings, her friends, and so much else in her life? We are here to help!

You can learn how to:

And lots more!

Parents and caregivers: Find ways to help girls

Are you someone who wants to help girls be healthy and develop positive behaviors? We have a whole section for you. We provide tips on talking to girls about sex, caring for girls who have a chronic illness, helping girls handle the changes of puberty, and dozens more topics.

Educators: Find resources

The section for educators offers classroom tools, information on federal campaigns and funding, educational resources on health on more than 50 topics from asthma to violence, and more.

Our tagline is “Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You. Beautiful.” It focuses on the idea that being yourself — finding what makes you smile and how to live well — is what makes you “you.” And that is beautiful!


Content last reviewed July 24, 2013
Page last updated August 03, 2015