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Teen Survival Guide

Introduction

NOTE: This is a web-accessible version of the Teen Survival Guide, which is also available in its original published formpdf (PDF - 8.6MB) as an Adobe PDF file.

Have you ever had a question that you were too shy to ask? Maybe something like:

  • “Does chocolate cause pimples?”
  • “What do I do if the kids at school make fun of me?”
  • “Can I get a sexually transmitted disease from kissing?”

Don’t worry—you’re not the only one! Every young woman has questions like these. Everyone can use some advice.

Having questions is a sign that you are growing up. It shows that you want to take care of yourself. Don’t be afraid to go to a parent or guardian, school nurse, or other trusted adult for honest and straight answers. They were young once, too!

You can also look to this guide for helpful information. It offers:

  • teen tips
  • activities
  • fun quizzes
  • a glossary of new words
  • questions from young women

And, if you want to learn more, you can check out www.girlshealth.gov or the other web sites listed here. You can also share what you know by posting your thoughts on issues facing teens in the “” section of www.girlshealth.gov.

Be informed so that you can make healthy choices!

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Content last reviewed July 24, 2013
Page last updated October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.

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