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These Tests Could Save Your Baby's Life: Newborn Screening Tests

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Why does my baby need newborn screening tests? Although most babies are healthy when they are born, every U.S. state requires that newborn screening tests be performed on all babies to identify those that may look healthy but have a rare and serious health problem. If problems are found early, tr...

December 2014

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Birth Control - Especially for Teens

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What things should I think about when choosing a birth control method? To choose the right birth control method for you, consider the following: How well it prevents pregnancy How easy it is to use Whether you need a prescription to get it Whether it protects against sexually transmitted dise...

December 2013

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Your Changing Body: Puberty in Girls (Especially for Teens)

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What is puberty? Puberty is the time when your body changes and becomes more like an adult. When does puberty start? It is normal for changes to start as early as 8 years old or as late as 13 years old. Puberty starts when your brain sends signals to certain parts of the body to start growing...

September 2013

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You and Your Sexuality (Especially for Teens)

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What happens during puberty? When puberty starts, your brain sends signals to certain parts of the body to start growing and changing. These signals are called hormones. Hormones make your body change and start looking more like an adult’s (see the FAQ Your Changing Body—Especially for Teens. Hor...

March 2013

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Pregnancy: Having a Baby (Especially for Teens)

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What is prenatal care? Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant. It includes medical care, education, and counseling. The earlier you get prenatal care, the better your chances are for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Especially For Teens What is prenatal care? W...

February 2013

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Your First Period (Especially for Teens)

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What is puberty? Puberty is a time when your body begins to change to become more like an adult’s. Starting your menstrual period is one of these changes. What is a menstrual period? When puberty begins, your brain signals your body to produce hormones. Some of these hormones prepare your bod...

December 2012

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Your First Gynecologic Visit (Especially for Teens)

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When should I have my first gynecologic visit? An obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) is a doctor who specializes in the health care of women. Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 years and 15 years. Especially For Teens When should I have my first gyneco...

May 2011

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