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)Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Breast LumpsBreast Pain
Bulimia NervosaCervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)
Chickenpox in Adults and TeenagersChlamydia - Genital
Chondromalacia PatellaeCold Sores
Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC) PillCondom (Sheath)
Contraception GuideContraceptive Implant
Contraceptive InjectionContraceptive Patch
Contraceptive Vaginal RingCystitis (Urine Infection) in Women
Delaying a PeriodDepression
Depression in Young People - Helping Children to CopeEat More Fruit and Vegetables
Eating Disorders in Young PeopleEating Problems
Embarrassing ProblemsEmergency Contraception
Epilepsy - Could it be?Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Family Relationship ProblemsFive Choices to Help You Stay Healthy
Flashbacks, Trauma, BullyingGeneral Anaesthesia: a Brief Guide for Young People
Genital HerpesGet to Know Your Testicles (Testes)
Glandular Fever (Infectious Mononucleosis)Gonorrhoea
Hay FeverHeavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) ImmunisationIngrowing (Ingrown) Toenails
Inhalers for Asthma (including Inhaled Steroids)Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Itchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)
Loss and Grief in ChildrenMigraine
Migraine Triggered by PeriodsMood Swings and Muddled Thinking
Mouth UlcersMyalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Nosebleed (Epistaxis)Obesity and Overweight in Adults
Obsessive–compulsive Disorder in Children and Young PeopleOlecranon Bursitis (Student's Elbow)
Oral HygieneOsgood-Schlatter Disease
Panic - Self Help GuidesPeriod Pain (Dysmenorrhoea)
Periods and Some Period ProblemsPhobias
Physical Activity For HealthPolycystic Ovary Syndrome
Poor Concentration and Overactivity 1Poor Concentration and Overactivity 2
Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)Premenstrual Syndrome
Problem GamblingRCGP Parents Leaflet
RCGP Young People's LeafletRecommended Safe Limits of Alcohol
Recreational DrugsSad, Bored or Isolated
Safer SexSchizophrenia - Information for Young People
Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine) and KyphosisScrotal Lumps/Pain/Swelling
Self-harm - A Self Help GuideSelf-Harm and Risky Behaviour
Self-harm in Young PeopleSexual Assault
Sexualised BehaviourSexuality and Mental Health
Sexually Transmitted InfectionsShyness and Social Anxiety - Self Help Guides
Sleeping DifficultiesSmoking - The Facts
Sore ThroatStammer/Stutter
Substance MisuseSuicidal Thoughts
Sun and HealthSurviving Adolescence
Swollen Lymph GlandsTension-type Headache
Tests for Sexually Transmitted InfectionsThe Benefits of Stopping Smoking
The LonerTics and Twitches
TonsillitisTopical Treatments For Acne
Torsion of the TestisType 1 Diabetes
Unexplained Physical SymptomsVaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection)
Warts and VerrucasWhy Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?
Worries and Anxieties - Helping Children to CopeWorries and Anxieties - Information for Young People