As a teenager, you go through many changes. Your body is on its way to becoming its adult size. You may notice that you can’t fit into your old shoes or that your jeans are now 3 inches too short. Along with these changes, you are probably becoming more independent and making more of your own choices. Some of the biggest choices you face are about your health.
Healthy habits, including eating a healthy diet and being physically active, can help you feel good, look good, and do your best in school, work, or sports. They might also prevent diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke, and some cancers when you are older.
Vaccinations for preteens and teens, age 11-19 years
Find out what vaccine your teenager by looking at the adolescent immunization schedule here: www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4020.pdf
A Parent’s Guide to preteen and teen HPV vaccination
What is HPV? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common family of viruses that causes infection of the skin or mucous membranes of various areas of the body. To learn more visit the next website: www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4250.pdf
Teen Pregnancy -Be strong! Knowledge is power
Educate yourself now to protect yourself and your future.
- Did you know a girl can get pregnant the first time she ever has sex?
- Did you know that birth control does not protect against STDs.
- Did you know most teens are NOT having sex?
There are a lot of myths out there, so make sure you have the right information.
Talk with your parents, guardian, or another adult you trust about sex and relationships. They were teens once, too!