Teen girls' health

Girls' bodies Q&A

Your body and your feelings are changing as you grow up. Here are answers to some of the questions girls ask about their bodies.

What happens to teen smokers?

Start smoking in your teens and you can expect stained teeth, wrinkly skin and a one-in-two chance of dying early.

Are you ready for sex?

Things to consider if you're thinking about having sex, including 10 questions you should ask yourself.

15 things you should know about sex

Common myths about pregnancy, STIs, being gay or lesbian, and first-time sex.

Coming out

Advice if you're thinking of telling your friends or family that you're lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual.

Bereavement and young people

Advice and support to help you get through the loss of someone important to you.

Healthy eating for teens

A healthy diet can help you look and feel great. Don't opt for the latest food fad: find out the truth about eating well.

Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that's hot or painful to touch.

Could I be pregnant?

Information if you think you're pregnant, including pregnancy tests, signs of pregnancy, and where to get help.

Abuse in teenage relationships

Abuse is never OK in relationships, and that includes verbal and emotional abuse. Here's how to find help if it's happening to you.

Alcohol and sex

The risks of having sex after drinking, including STIs and pregnancy, with tips for staying safe when you go out drinking.

The Men ACWY vaccine

The Men ACWY vaccine is recommended on the NHS for young teenagers, sixth formers and new university students.

Sunscreen and sun safety

Protect your skin against sun damage (including sunbeds) and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

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Help and support for young people

Mental health hub for young people with advice on depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress, bullying and eating disorders

Vaccination against mumps

Mumps outbreaks are common, especially in teenagers and young people. Find out if you need to be vaccinated.

Sex and young people

Answers to sex FAQs, including saying no, what to do if a condom splits, being gay and more