You And Your Body

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Adolescence is a socially defined phase of life.  Puberty is a biological event that marks the beginning of adolescence, the beginning of the physical maturation of the reproductive system. While everything that is happening to you will be exciting, it is important to take care of your health.  Being in good health means you have a well body, mind and spirit.  One part doesn’t exist without the other.  Your happy energetic spirit keeps you positive about your body.  Your positive self-image makes you love your body, and do your best to protect it. You have to realize that your body is all you have in your defense against everyday life.  On top of that, you have to keep your mind well, so that your body can be kept healthy.  Think happy thoughts! We are all unique and great in our own ways.  Remember that life happens because we aren’t all alike.  If everyone thought the same, and looked the same, and behaved the same, there would never be anything new and exciting.   Enjoy your life! 

 

The Charlotte County Health Department wants to encourage you to take charge of your health—Mind, Body and Spirit. 

 

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During adolescence, your body goes through many changes.  You are becoming a woman.  This time in your life is called puberty.  During PUBERTY, you will notice changes such as new body hair, a different body shape, and GETTING YOUR PERIOD!!!  Learning about the exciting changes going on with your body will help you get through them, even if you are feeling unsure of yourself.  The first step is to get to know your BODY.  Realize that we are all different and unique.  Getting to know your body, and learning to love the woman you are becoming, will do wonders for your EMOTIONAL HEALTH.
Medical Exams:
    
HPV Vaccine
 

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Body Image
Dating
Anger
Relationship
Safety

Depression
Suicide or Cutting
Eating Disorders

 

By now, you have probably gotten your period, and realized that a lot is going on with your body. Now would be the time to take a more in depth look at your REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM. While you have become more confident, and realized that all girls go through these changes, you will need to be sure to practice good HYGIENE. Practicing good hygiene and feeling confident about your new body are great tools that boost your SELF-ESTEEM. As you get older, you will also realize that you have different feelings about the opposite sex. You may start thinking about dating and having a steady boyfriend. While these are all natural thoughts and feelings, you should get the FACTS before you go any further.

Medical Exams:
Pelvic Exam (if sexually active before you turn 21)
HPV Vaccine (if you haven’t already had it)

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During adolescence, your body goes through many changes. You are becoming a man. The start of this time in your life is called puberty. During PUBERTY, you will notice changes such as new body hair, a growth spurt, and noticeable changes in your voice!!! Learning about the exciting changes going on with your body will help you get through them, even if you are feeling unsure of yourself. The first step is to get to know your BODY. Realize that we are all different and unique. Getting to know your body, and learning to love the man you are becoming, will do wonders for your EMOTIONAL HEALTH.


Heard a health term, but you aren’t sure what it is?
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It’s My Life—PBS Kids GO!

ZIP 4 Tweens

 

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Teen Boys

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Teen boys

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Penis Growth
Circumcised or Uncircumcised
Body Image
Sweating
Anger
Depression
Suicide or Cutting

By now you have probably noticed some very “manly” changes starting to happen to your body. Aside from the peach fuzz on your face, and the squeaky, but soon to be deep voice, you may have noticed changes in your REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM. As you get older, you will notice that you sweat more than you used to. While you have become more confident, and realized that all guys go through these changes, you will need to be sure to practice good HYGIENE. Practicing good hygiene and feeling confident about your new body are great tools that boost your SELF-ESTEEM. As you get older, you will also realize that you have different feelings about the opposite sex. You may start thinking about dating and having a steady girlfriend. While these are all natural thoughts and feelings, you should get the FACTS before you go any further.

Heard a health term, but you aren’t sure what it is?
LOOK IT UP

Charlotte County Teens

Teens Health

Teen Central

Teen Growth—All About Your Health

Young Men’s Health

 


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