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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.

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Do you want to understand your body, your feelings, your friends, and so much else in your life? We are here to help!

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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 October 25, 2015