Health Information by category Teenage Health

Teenage years can be a difficult time for all involved. In this section you can find information on conditions that teenagers might be particularly interested in, such as acne, contraception and sensible drinking. Mental health and healthy living are also covered. If you are looking for reliable, doctor-authored advice on issues such as "Why do I need an HPV vaccine?", "How do I check my testicles for lumps?" or "What are panic attacks?", the leaflets in this section will be useful to you.

Absent or Irregular PeriodsAcne
Alcohol and Sensible DrinkingAnorexia Nervosa
Antibiotic Tablets for AcneAntiviral Medication for Genital Herpes
Anxiety - Self Help GuidesAsthma
Asthma - Peak Flow DiaryAsthma - Peak Flow Meter
Asthma - Picture SummaryAtopic Eczema
Avoiding School and Social IsolationBad Breath (Halitosis)
Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)BMI Calculator
Body Dysmorphic DisorderBreast Lumps
Breast PainBulimia Nervosa
Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)Chickenpox in Adults and Teenagers
Chlamydia - GenitalChondromalacia Patellae
Cold SoresCombined Oral Contraceptive (COC) Pill
Condom (Sheath)Contraception Guide
Contraceptive ImplantContraceptive Injection
Contraceptive PatchContraceptive Vaginal Ring
Cystitis (Urine Infection) in WomenDelaying a Period
DepressionDepression in Young People - Helping Children to Cope
Eat More Fruit and VegetablesEating Disorders in Young People
Eating ProblemsEmbarrassing Problems
Emergency ContraceptionEpilepsy - Could it be?
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)Family Relationship Problems
Five Choices to Help You Stay HealthyFlashbacks, Trauma, Bullying
General Anaesthesia: a Brief Guide for Young PeopleGenital Herpes
Get to Know Your Testicles (Testes)Glandular Fever (Infectious Mononucleosis)
GonorrhoeaHay Fever
Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation
Ingrowing (Ingrown) ToenailsInhalers for Asthma (including Inhaled Steroids)
Irritable Bowel SyndromeItchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)Loss and Grief in Children
MigraineMigraine Triggered by Periods
Mood Swings and Muddled ThinkingMouth Ulcers
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
Obesity and Overweight in AdultsObsessive–compulsive Disorder in Children and Young People
Olecranon Bursitis (Student's Elbow)Oral Hygiene
Osgood-Schlatter DiseasePanic - Self Help Guides
Period Pain (Dysmenorrhoea)Periods and Some Period Problems
PhobiasPhysical Activity For Health
Polycystic Ovary SyndromePoor Concentration and Overactivity 1
Poor Concentration and Overactivity 2Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)
Premenstrual SyndromeProblem Gambling
RCGP Parents LeafletRCGP Young People's Leaflet
Recommended Safe Limits of AlcoholRecreational Drugs
Sad, Bored or IsolatedSafer Sex
Schizophrenia - Information for Young PeopleScoliosis (Curvature of the Spine) and Kyphosis
Scrotal Lumps/Pain/SwellingSelf-harm - A Self Help Guide
Self-Harm and Risky BehaviourSelf-harm in Young People
Sexual AssaultSexualised Behaviour
Sexuality and Mental HealthSexually Transmitted Infections
Shyness and Social Anxiety - Self Help GuidesSleeping Difficulties
Smoking - The FactsSore Throat
Stammer/StutterSubstance Misuse
Suicidal ThoughtsSun and Health
Surviving AdolescenceSwollen Lymph Glands
Tension-type HeadacheTests for Sexually Transmitted Infections
The Benefits of Stopping SmokingThe Loner
Tics and TwitchesTonsillitis
Topical Treatments For AcneTorsion of the Testis
Type 1 DiabetesUnexplained Physical Symptoms
Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection)Warts and Verrucas
Why Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?Worries and Anxieties - Helping Children to Cope
Worries and Anxieties - Information for Young People