Sexual Health Information for Teens: Health Tips about Sexual Development, Reproduction, Contraception, and Sexually Transmitted Infections Including Facts about Puberty, Sexuality, Birth Control, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Human Papillomavirus, Syphil

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As they mature and prepare for adulthood, teens face many academic and social challenges. In addition, they must also deal with developing bodies, sexual pressures from peers, and alluring media messages. According to statistics gathered in 2005 by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 47% of high school students reported having had sexual intercourse; 14% reported having had four or more sex partners. Irrespective of whether and when teens choose to enter sexual relationships, ...
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Overview

As they mature and prepare for adulthood, teens face many academic and social challenges. In addition, they must also deal with developing bodies, sexual pressures from peers, and alluring media messages. According to statistics gathered in 2005 by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 47% of high school students reported having had sexual intercourse; 14% reported having had four or more sex partners. Irrespective of whether and when teens choose to enter sexual relationships, they need accurate information about how their choices can affect their health.

Sexual Health Information for Teens, Second Edition offers updated facts about the sexual issues today's teens face. It describes reproductive anatomy and the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty and emerging sexuality, including sensitive issues such as contraception, masturbation, oral sex, and sexual orientation. It offers facts about activities that can put teens at risk for unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. The long-term consequences of untreated sexually transmitted infections and infections for which no cure currently exists-including cervical and other cancers, liver disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, and infertility-are also discussed. The book concludes with a directory of resources for further information and suggestions for additional reading.

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Gr 7 Up

This offering represents the most up-to-date information available on an array of topics including abstinence-only sexual education and pregnancy-prevention methods. The facts are drawn from reports and other materials produced by organizations as diverse as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Pregnancy Association, Planned Parenthood, and more. Due to the variety of sources, there are differences in tone, preferred spellings, and the like. Yet the range of coverage-from puberty and anatomy to sexually transmitted diseases-is thorough and extensive. Each chapter includes a bibliographic citation, and the three back sections containing additional resources, further reading, and the index are all first-rate. The few illustrations and diagrams range in quality from good to excellent. This volume will be well used by students in need of the facts, whether for educational or personal reasons.-Melissa Rabey, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780810105
  • Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Teen Health Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 430
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
What To Expect As Your Body Exits Childhood
Growing Up     3
What Are Hormones?     7
Puberty: An Overview     17
What Happens To Girls At Puberty?     25
What Happens To Guys At Puberty?     29
When Puberty Starts Early     35
When Puberty Starts Late     39
Surviving Puberty: Moods And Emotions     45
Protecting Your Sexual Health
Seven Steps To Sexual Health     51
Finding The Right Clinic And The Services They Offer     55
Facts On American Teens' Sexual And Reproductive Health     61
Talking With Your Parents About Sex     65
How Do You Know When You're Ready For Sex?     69
Abstinence: A Personal Choice     79
Masturbation     83
Oral Sex: Is It Really Sex?     87
Sexual Orientation And Homosexuality     91
Transgender Individuals And Gender Identity     97
Sexuality In The Mass Media: How To View The Media Critically     101
Rape And Date Rape: What You Should Know     107
Protecting Yourself From Online Sexual Predators     111
For Girls Only
The Female Reproductive System: An Overview     119
Menstruation And The MenstrualCycle     127
Premenstrual Syndrome     137
Douching     141
First Visit To The Gynecologist     145
Pap Test     151
Breast Self-Exam     157
Facts About Breast Cancer     163
Teens And Breast Implants     169
Toxic Shock Syndrome     173
Urinary Tract Infection     177
Vaginal Yeast Infections And Bacterial Vaginosis     181
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease     189
Endometriosis     195
Turner Syndrome     201
For Guys Only
The Male Reproductive System: An Overview     209
Circumcision     217
Is My Penis Normal?     221
Wet Dreams: A Guide To Nocturnal Emissions     223
Testicular Self-Exam     225
Testicular Cancer     227
Testicular Injuries     233
Guys And Enlarged Breasts: Gynecomastia     237
Klinefelter Syndrome     239
Pregnancy Prevention
Teen Pregnancy Facts     245
Pregnancy Prevention Programs: Abstinence Versus Comprehensive Sex Education     249
Rhythm Method     257
Male Condom     261
Female Condom      267
Diaphragm, Cervical Cap, And Cervical Shield     271
Contraceptive Sponge     281
Oral Contraceptives     283
The Patch     289
The Shot     299
Intrauterine Devices And Systems     303
Vaginal Ring     309
Sterilization     317
Emergency Contraception     323
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Questions And Answers About Sexually Transmitted Diseases     331
Chlamydia     335
Genital Herpes     339
Gonorrhea     345
Hepatitis B     349
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) And Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)     355
Human Papillomavirus     363
Molluscum Contagiosum     371
Nongonococcal Urethritis     375
Pubic Lice     381
Scabies     385
Syphilis     389
Trichomoniasis     395
If You Need More Information
Resources For Additional Information About Sexual Development And Sexually Transmitted Diseases     401
Additional Reading About Sexuality And Sexual Health     407
Index     415
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