section explains the changes the female body goes through at puberty. It
covers everything in detail, using informal language and plenty of encouragement.
Next it's the emotions.
This part says It's normal to have very powerful, mixed-up feelings at
puberty. It offers a girl suggestions for how to regard her feelings, and
how to handle them when handling is needed.
Then sex. Sex, after all, is what
puberty's all about. A young woman who's maturing sexually needs to know
about certain things--like STDs, like possible pregnancy--that come up at this
time. This section tells her about them.
Boys, and feelings about them. Positive or negative, they're going through
the same things girls are.
Friends are important during times of change, and puberty is such a time.
There are good and bad things about groups of friends, and this section
Family, and family relations, are often more like battlegrounds when puberty
enters the picture. Here are some suggestions for peace.
And a few more suggestions, about avoiding things that are just plain bad.
Then a "Help" section that lists sources of more information--on puberty and
PUBERTY FOR GIRLS
Of The Change
''The talk'' in booklet format.
It tells a girl what she needs to know about her puberty.
It fills her in about her body, her emotions, her friends, family, boys,
sex. How to avoid bad things, and how to do things to make this time of her
life happier and more fulfilling.
Promoting self esteem and pride in being female, It's a handy little
companion to have around When questions come up.