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Get Your Pre-Teen's Shots on Schedule

Doctors recommend that 11 and 12 year olds get important shots (vaccines). Schedule a checkup for your pre-teen.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

All About Menstruation for Girls - and Guys

This article provides teenagers of both genders with an understanding of the woman's reproductive system and what happens during the menstrual cycle.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Boys and Puberty

How do boys know they are growing into men? Read this article to find out.

Review Date: September 28, 2011

The Nemours Foundation

Cool Spot: The Young Teen's Place for Information on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure

The Cool Spot offers young teens online quizzes, games and tips to help them learn about alcohol and resist peer pressure to drink.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty

Information for boys and girls about puberty and the changes that occur in their bodies during puberty. Kids can select specific links of interest on this page or read the entire fact sheet to get a total picture of puberty.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Helping a Girl with Reproductive Health

Helping your daughter understand her reproductive system can help her feel confident and learn healthy habits. This article gives parents an understanding of sexual and reproductive health for teen girls.

Review Date: August 15, 2014

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

Helping Teenagers With Stress

Teenagers, like adults, may experience stress everyday and can benefit from learning stress management skills. Teens that develop a "relaxation response” and other stress management skills feel less helpless and have more choices when responding to stress.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Media-Smart Youth

Learn about the connection between media and young people's health.

Review Date: October 03, 2014

NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Information Resource Center

Meningococcal Vaccine for Preteens and Teens

Read about the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) including who should and should not get this vaccine, when they should be vaccinated, and the risks and benefits of this vaccine.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Puberty

Puberty is when you start making the change from being a child to being an adult. Learn what to expect during puberty so you can feel more in control.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

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

Talking to Teens About Sex

Starting a conversation with your daughter about sex can help teach her about keeping her body healthy and building respectful relationship throughout life. This article gives parents advice on talking to teen girls about important sexual health topics.

Review Date: August 15, 2014

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

Tdap Vaccine for Preteens and Teens

Read about the Tdap vaccine including who should and should not get this vaccine, when they should be vaccinated, and the risks and benefits of this vaccine.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What's Happening to My Body?

Learn what happens to your body during puberty.

Review Date: March 08, 2012

American Academy of Pediatrics