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Our health guides for teen guys and young men are full of easy-to-understand information, on just about any topic you might be wondering about, from Acne to STIs. They are written by our dedicated staff of health care professionals.

 

Nutrition and Fitness Nutrition and Fitness Learn about sports nutrition, vitamins and minerals, eating disorders, healthy eating, and ways to stay in shape.
Sexuality Sexuality and Sexual Health The latest information on sexuality, healthy decision making, contraception, STIs, and more.
General Health General Health and Development Learn about general health and development, puberty, acne, how to choose a physician, smoking, staying healthy in college, and more.
Emotional Health Emotional Health Learn about how to deal with common problems like stress, depression, friendships, anger management, and more.
Emotional Health For Parents Information for the parents of teens

 

 

Nutrition and Fitness Nutrition and FitnessBack to Top

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Fitness

Healthy Eating

General Nutrition

Sports Nutrition

 

FitnessBack to Top

Muscle Sprains

 

Healthy EatingBack to Top

Backpack Snacks

Caffeine

College Eating and Fitness 101

Fad Diets vs. Healthy Weight Management

Fast Food Facts

Healthy Eating

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Vegetarian Eating

Low-Carb Diet Facts

Low-Salt Diet

Mindful Eating

Nutrition Facts Label

 

General NutritionBack to Top

Begin with Breakfast

Calcium

Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

Dietary Fat and Cholesterol

Folic Acid

Gluten-Free Diet

Grains

Iron

Legumes

Peanut Allergy

Protein

Soy

Sugar Substitutes

Vitamin B-12

Vitamin D

Zinc

 

Sports NutritionBack to Top

Energy Drinks

Sports & Nutrition: Fueling Your Performance

 

 

Sexuality and Sexual Health SexualityBack to Top

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Birth Control

General Sexual Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Other Infections

 

Birth ControlBack to Top

A Guys' Guide to Birth Control

Abstinence

Male Condoms

Withdrawal

Female Barrier Methods

Female Hormonal Methods

Other Female Methods

Emergency Contraception

 

General Sexual HealthBack to Top

Becoming a Father

How to Help During the Pregnancy

Your Role as a Father

Rights & Responsibilities

Providing for Your Child

Parenting Resources

Making Healthy Sexual Decisions

Talking With Your Partner

Getting Advice & What to Ask

Emergency Contraception

Sexual Orientation

Are You Ready for Sex?

Masturbation

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Gender Identity

Homophobia/Transphobia

Mental Health Issues

Helpful Resources

 

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Other InfectionsBack to Top

Chlamydia

Gonorrhea

Hepatitis B

Herpes

HIV/AIDS

HIV Testing

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Molluscum Contagiosum

Pubic Lice (Crabs)

Scabies

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Syphilis

Trichomoniasis

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

 

 

General Health and Development General HealthBack to Top

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Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Common Conditions

General Health

Immunizations

Medical Tests/Surgery

Puberty

Rare Conditions

Smoking

 

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)Back to Top

Acupuncture

Meditation

Reiki

Yoga

 

Common ConditionsBack to Top

Acne

Acupuncture

ADHD

Appendicitis

Asperger's Syndrome

Asthma

Common Symptoms

Causes and Triggers

Dealing with Triggers

Exercise Induced Asthma

Getting Diagnosed

Treatment

When to Get Help

Asthma Action Plan

Living with Asthma

Resources

Athlete's Foot

Autism

Colds and Flu

True or False?

Signs and Symptoms

Treatment/Getting Better

Prevention

Concussions

Symptoms & Early Medical Attention

Exam & Treatment

Recovery

Prevention

Constipation

Dandruff

Dehydration

Diabetes

Dyslexia

Eczema

Gynecomastia

H1N1 Flu

Hair Loss and Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia)

Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Jock Itch

Lactose Intolerance

Lyme Disease

Migraine Headaches

Milk Allergy

Mononucleosis

Nosebleeds

Pearly Penile Papules

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Poison Ivy

Ringworm

Scoliosis

Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities

Sinusitis

Sore Throat

Strep Throat

Tonsillitis

Varicoceles

 

General HealthBack to Top

Alcohol

Alcohol, Your Body, and Your Brain

Alcohol, Energy Drinks, and Caffeine

Alcohol and Legal Issues

Alcohol Abuse/Alcohol Dependence

Getting Help

Annual Check-Up

Backpack Safety

BMI: A Guide for Teens

Bike Safety

Body Odor

Body Piercing

Choosing a Primary Healthcare Provider (PCP)

Circumcision

College Application Tips

College Health:

Knowing About My Health Before I Go to College

Health Services and Health Care Providers

How to Stay Healthy

Some Common Health Problems at College

Mental Health

Homesickness

Eating Disorders

Alcohol and Drugs

Sexual Health

Violence/Abuse in Relationships

Resources: Hotlines, Websites, & Books

Survival Tips

Dental Health

Keeping Your Teeth Clean

Cavities

Wisdom Teeth

Driving Safety

Becoming a Good Driver

Driving Safety Tips

Car Accidents

Frequently Asked Questions

Evaluating Health Information

Eye Health

How Your Eyes Work

Eye Exam/Vision Testing

Corrective Lenses

Glasses

Contacts

Common Vision Problems

Common Eye Conditions

Protecting Your Eyes

Frequently Asked Questions

Did You Know?

Gambling

Healthy Sleep Habits

Hearing and Music

Indoor Tanning

Insomnia

Motorcycle Safety

Psoriasis

Reiki

Tattoos

Testicular Self Exam

Testicular Torsion

Time Management

Tips for Staying Healthy

Transitions: Getting Older & Changing Health Care Providers

Smokeless Tobacco

Steroids & Supplements: Information About Performance-Enhancing Substances

Sun Safety

Water Park Safety

Water Safety

 

ImmunizationsBack to Top

Gardasil® (HPV Vaccine)

Meningococcal Vaccine: A Guide for Teens

Whooping Cough and the Pertussis Vaccine: A Guide for Teens

 

Medical Tests/SurgeryBack to Top

Medical Research in the Clinic Setting

MRI

Preparing for Inpatient or "Overnight" Surgery

Preparing for Outpatient or "Day" Surgery

 

PubertyBack to Top

Erections

Penis Size

Puberty in Girls, A Guys' Guide

Puberty in Guys

Removing Pubic Hair

Shaving

Wet Dreams

 

Rare ConditionsBack to Top

Bladder Exstrophy

 

SmokingBack to Top

Cigarette Smoking

How to Quit Smoking

Marijuana

 

Emotional Health Emotional HealthBack to Top

 

Abusive or Violent Relationships

Anger Management

Bipolar Disorder

Cliques

Coping with Loss

Counseling and Therapy

Dating Violence

What Is Dating Violence?

Dating Violence Quizzes

How to Stop Being Abusive

Healthy vs. Abusive Relationships

How to Leave an Abusive Relationship

How to Help a Friend In an Abusive Relationship

Resources

Dealing with Divorce and Separation

Depression

How to Get Help

Treatment Options

Coping with Depression

Eating Disorders

Friendship Issues

Healthy Relationships

Sibling Relationships

Relationships with Friends

Dating Relationships

Relationships with Parents

Internet Safety

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Peer Pressure

Safety On the Streets

Self-Esteem and Body Image

Self Injury

Staying Safe at Parties

Stress & How to Lower It

Suicide Prevention

 

 

For Parents Emotional HealthBack to Top

 

ADHD

Alcohol and Teens

Be There for Teens

BMI (Body Mass Index)

Depression and Teens

Causes and Symptoms

Treatment Options

Helping Your Son Cope with Depression

How to Get Help for Your Teen

Evaluating Health Information

Gardasil® (HPV Vaccine)

Gluten-Free Diet

Healthy Weight Gain for Teens

Meningococcal Vaccine

Nutrition and Teens

Obesity

Pertussis Vaccine

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

Varicoceles

 

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