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Table of Contents.
An Overview of Adolescent Health.
1: Statistics on Adolescent Health in the United States.
2: Understanding Adolescent Health.
3: Physical and Emotional Changes in Teens.
4: Understanding Adolescent Brain Development.
5: Key Indicators of Adolescent Well-Being.
6: For Parents: Talking to Teens about Health Issues.
7: For Teens: Talking to Your Parents or Guardians.
Staying Healthy during Adolescence.
8: Medical Care and Your Teen.
9: Nutrition Recommendations for Teens.
10: Healthy Food Choices for Teens.
11: Calcium, Vitamin D, and Teens.
12: Teens and Caffeine Use.
13: Physical Activity and Teens.
14: Weight Management in Teens.
15: Body Image in Youth.
16: Sleep and Adolescents.
Puberty, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health.
17: Overview of Reproductive and Sexual Health Trends in Teens.
18: Male Reproductive System and Puberty.
19: Male Reproductive Concerns.
20: Female Reproductive System and Puberty.
21: Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle.
22: Female Reproductive Health Concerns.
23: Precocious and Delayed Puberty.
24: Teaching Teens about Sexual Activity.
25: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Their Prevention.
26: Understanding Abstinence.
27: Birth Control Methods (Contraception).
28: Teen Pregnancy.
29: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth.
Common Health Concerns of Teens and Their Parents.
30: Dealing with Chronic Health Problems.
32: Allergies in Adolescents.
33: Asthma and Teens.
34: Cancer in Childhood and Adolescence.
35: Diabetes in Children and Teens.
36: Growing Concerns.
37: Juvenile Arthritis.
38: Infections Often Spread in Schools.
Emotional, Social, and Mental Health Concerns in Adolescents.
41: Adolescent Stress.
42: School Pressures.
43: Adolescent Social Development and Concerns.
44: Facts about Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents.
45: Treating Mental Health Disorders in Teens.
47: Other Common Mental Health Disorders Affecting Adolescents.
48: Understanding Self-Harm.
49: Teen Suicide.
Substance Abuse and Adolescents.
50: Addiction and the Adolescent Brain.
51: Preventing and Treating Substance Abuse.
52: Smoking and Nicotine Use among Adolescents.
53: Alcohol Use among Adolescents.
54: Marijuana Use among Adolescents.
55: Prescription Medicine Abuse.
57: Helping Your Teen Who Has a Problem with Drugs.
Adolescent Safety Concerns.
58: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS).
59: Driving Safety for Teens.
60: Internet Safety.
61: Skin Safety Concern.
62: Work Safety for Teens.
63: Other Teen Safety Concerns.
Violence against Adolescents.
64: Youth Violence: A Public Health Problem.
65: Bullying and Other Types of Aggressive Behavior.
66: Dating Violence and Abusive Relationships.
67: Sexual Assault.
68: Youth Gangs and Violence.
69: Coping with Violence and Trauma.
Additional Help and Information.
70: Glossary of Terms about Adolescent Health.
71: Directory of Adolescent Health Organizations for Parents and Teens.