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Depression: a guide for teens

Talks about the causes and effects of depression, how to get help, treatment options, and coping with depression.

Published: 1999-2004
Polycystic ovarian syndrome: a nutrition guide for teens

Provides a guide for teen girls about ways to keep insulin levels down and to maintain a healthy weight, which can help alleviate some of the symptoms of PCOS.

Published: 1999-2005
Lesbian health: a guide for teens  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/lesbianhealth.html

Presents a guide for teens on lesbian health. Explains what a lesbian is, how you can tell if you are a lesbian, what it means to bisexual, where you can go to get more information, what you should tell your parents, where they can get information and other resources.

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Published: 1999-2004
Friendship  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/friendship.html

Explains why all your friendships may be changing, what you can do to keep from losing your friends, how to keep a friendship alive, and when you know when to let a friendship go.

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Published: 1999-2004
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Presents information on pelvic inlammatory (PID). Discusses what PID is, who can get it, how someone gets, what the symptoms are, how its diagnosed and treated, if it's dangerous, and how to prevent it.

Published: 1999-2004
Making healthy sexual decisions

Aims to give information in making healthy sexual decisions. Talks about what you need to know if you are sexually active or are thinking about becoming sexually active, talks about who you should talk to about birth control and STD protection. Also has other information.

Published: 1999-2004
Pubic lice ("crabs")

Provides information on pubic lice ("crabs"). Explains what pubic lice is, who gets it, how its spread, what the symptoms are, how its dianosed and treated, ways of preventing it and catching it.

Published: 1999-2004
Stop smoking before it starts: an information kit for community organizations working with adolescent girls  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/pubs/tobac-tabac/ssbs-peda/index-eng.php

Explains how to use a kit, which contains resources for adolescent girls on the prevention of smoking. Discusses activities and resources designed to help young women understand the messages they receive through advertising. Provides positive alternatives and choices about healthy lifestyles.

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Published: 2002
Body piercing: a guide for teens  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/body-piercing.html

Provides a guide for teens on body piercing. Talks about what teens are saying about piercing today, what some risks are, if it matters where you get a piercing. Tells you where to go to get a piercing done, what you should look in to in a piercing salon, what kind of jewelry you should get and the different types. Also tells how they are done, the cost, how to clean it and how to prevent infection.

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Published: 1999-2004
Safety on the streets guide

Explains how to keep safe at a party, how to develop a safety flan for different social situations, what to do if walking in an unfamiliar neighborhood, and what to do if your out and someone you don't know comes up to you.

Published: 1999-2004