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Changing Bodies, Changing Lives

A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships

Third Edition, written by Ruth Bell, together with members of the Teen Book Project.

 Changing Bodies, Changing Lives "I don't know anyone in their teens who wouldn't be grateful for the respect, the openness, and the good advice in this outstanding book."
-- J.B. Taylor, Highwire

An essential road map through the difficult terrain of adolescence, Changing Bodies, Changing Lives gives teens a thoughtful, empathetic and personal look at the issues that affect them daily.

Teenagers need a place to find factual, straightforward, and thorough information on sex and on the many ways puberty affects their emotional and physical health. Since 1981, Changing Bodies, Changing Lives has been the source for teens who want facts and confirmation that they're not alone in what they're feeling and doing. In this newly revised and expanded edition, reputed by clinic directors, sex educators, parents and teenagers to be "the best in its field," Ruth Bell and her co-authors continue to offer nonjudgmental advice on every issue confronting adolescents today. Not only has each chapter been fully updated, but there are four new chapters addressing issues of today's teens. Based on quotes and stories from hundreds of teenagers and Bell's meticulous research, Changing Bodies, Changing Lives thoughtfully answers questions and concerns teenagers confront today, including:

  • Changes brought on by puberty
  • Eating disorders and body image
  • Mental health care
  • Teen pregnancy
  • STDs and how to avoid them
  • Positive role modeling
  • Preventative health care
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Birth control and safer
  • Sexuality
  • Violence and Abuse

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ruth Bell has co-authored several books exploring and guiding both parents and teenagers through the tumultuous years of adolescence, including the groundbreaking Our Bodies, Ourselves, Ourselves and Our Children, and Talking With Your Teenager. Formerly a counselor to "high-risk" teens in Los Angeles and Boston, Bell received a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University. The mother of two children, a son 28 and a daughter 16, Bell lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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