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Teen girls can find a lot of information here. And its free

Adolescent girls can find good research based answers to questions
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A great way for teenage girls to learn about their health

This app is a great tool for teenage girls to learn about their bodies. A lot of times these young girls are going through changes that they are unaware of. This app answers a variety of questions that the students may have, or that they would have never thought of. I highly recommend this app, for it creates an emotionally safe learning environment for these young girls and they are able to comfortably learn about their growing bodies.
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Impressive source of information. Not engaging, accessible but clunky.

I would have to give specific instructions, such as where to look for information. The site is not pretty... They would benefit greatly from images in the menus as well as other languages besides English and Spanish. I love the fact that there is also for boys I will definitely use these sites.
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The perfect site to send teens to learn about important issues that affect their health.

How I wish a site with information like this had existed when I was a teen. It's a clear-headed, objective place where teens can find unbiased information to answer their health questions.
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Comprehensive, non-judgmental health information for adolescent girls

"The Center for Young Women's Health is a web site sponsored by Children's Hospital of Boston aimed at teens and young women, and funded by the hospital and a number of charitable foundations and individual donors. Among the donors are several pharmaceutical companies. A special section of the web site contains information for healthcare workers, teachers, and other adults who work with girls. The main page of this section appears to have last been updated in 2010, but some of the materials it links to are more recent. But the main focus of the site is girls, not adults, and it is here that the website shows its strength. Health Guides, available in both English and Spanish versions, cover hundreds of health topics from Abnormal Pap Tests to Zinc. (More articles are available in English than in Spanish.) A random sampling of several English articles assessed using the Flesch-Kincaid readability test revealed grade level scores ranging from grades 10-13, while a similar sampling of Spanish articles assessed using the Fenrandez-Huerta system produced scores ranging from 65 (normal) to 74 (fairly easy). The site sponsors both in-person events (Boston) and online chats. Online chats are targets at girls ages 13-12 with endometriosis, Mayer Rokitnasky Kurter Hauser Syndrome (MRKH), and Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Girls must apply online to determine if they are eligible to join these sessions. Boston Children's Hospital also sponsors a related blog at, with ""Real Teens Responding to Real Issues."" Their ""contributors include ""contributors include youth advisors, mentors, health care providers and communications professionals who are active members of the Youth Advisory Program (Y.A.P.) and the Young Men’s Health Initiative at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Y.A.P., (part of the Center for Young Women’s Health) is comprised of high school and college students who have been trained to educate their peers about health issues."""
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Informative and pertinent to teens

This website is very informative and has some wonderful articles and blogs to help teenage woman connect with others who feel the same way. I how it is organized by subject and issue so that woman can identify and choose what it is they would like to learn more about. It would be more engaging if it had video links or additional interactive activities to allow for student learning. They do provide additional resources that may help with those connections.
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