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Turning into an adolescent is a vital milestone in each girl’s lifestyles. It’s much more vital to get solutions and suggestion to the most typical healthiness matters ladies face from a depended on resource. the yank clinical organization Girl’s consultant to turning into an adolescent is full of worthy recommendation to get you prepared for the alterations you are going to event in the course of puberty. know about those vital issues and extra: Puberty and what varieties of actual and emotional alterations you could expect—from your constructing physique on your emotions approximately boysThe value of consuming the best meals and caring for your bodyYour reproductive method within and outStarting your period—what it capacity and the way to address itThinking approximately relationships and working with new emotions

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This is their job, and they’re happy to do it. qxd 2/27/06 4:52 PM Page 58 How do I know what kind of bra to get? Stores sell many different types of bras, ranging from stretchy cotton training bras to sports bras to soft-cup, underwire, and push-up bras. Some attach in the front and some attach in the back; some are strapless. Try on a couple of different styles to see which fits you best and feels the most comfortable. You may want a sports bra for athletic activities and a different style bra for everyday wear.

Instead of focusing on your height—which you can’t change—focus on other, more important qualities. Concentrate on what makes you feel good about yourself, like your sense of humor, your ability to play the flute, or your skills as an athlete. 28 AMA _Girl_Chap 3 2/27/06 2:18 PM Page 29 When will I stop growing? Your growth spurt will start to slow down around the time you get your first menstrual period. After that, most girls continue to grow—but at a slower pace—for another 1 to 3 years. How tall will I be?

Getting your tongue pierced may be trendy, but you run the risk of an infection and swelling that could make eating, speaking, and even breathing difficult. A tongue piercing can also cause nerve damage, gum disease, loss of taste, and chipped teeth. Tattoos also carry the risk of infection. Unlike piercings, tattoos are permanent. It’s very difficult—and expensive—to have a tattoo removed, and it can leave scars. You may like the idea and look of a tattoo now, but that doesn’t mean you always will.

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