The #1 Website About Girls Health

kaylasmileGirlshealth.gov  is a website that was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home. Girlshealth.gov site ranks #1 when searching on “Girls’ Health” with Google, msn, Yahoo!, and AOL.

Topics that are covered include body, emotions, fitness, illness and disability, nutrition, drugs, alcohol, smoking, relationships, bullying, safety, and information about the future endeavors of young girls. The website is very interesting and full of colorful graphics and resources. They also have a Teen Survival Guide: Health Tips for On-the-go Girls which answers questions like:

  • “Does chocolate cause pimples?”
  • “What do I do if the kids at school make fun of me?”
  • “Can I get a sexually transmitted disease from kissing?”

It teaches girls about their health through:

  • teen tips
  • activities
  • fun quizzes
  • a glossary of new words
  • questions from young women

To take advantage of this free yet valuable resource, please visit their website.

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credit: www.girlshealth.gov

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