Adolescent Health

Puberty is the onset of sexual maturity and many changes take place during this time like growth in breast size, development of axillary and pubic hair, and the onset of menses. Little girls experiencing these changes may get frightened so they must be well. Counseled by parents or an experienced gynecologist who can explain to them about changes at that time and what care is needed. Girls should be taught menstrual hygiene.

Adolescent girls should also be counseled regarding the implications of teen sex disease which can occur due to sex and also how to prevent pregnancy. This counseling facilitates a healthy transition into adulthood including the initiation of sexual and reproductive life.