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
Antiviral Medication for Genital HerpesAsthma
Asthma - Peak Flow DiaryAsthma - Peak Flow Meter
Atopic EczemaBad Breath (Halitosis)
Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
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
Eat More Fruit and VegetablesE-cigarettes
Embarrassing ProblemsEmergency Contraception
Epilepsy - Could it be?Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Five Choices to Help You Stay HealthyGeneral Anaesthesia: a Brief Guide for Young People
Genital HerpesGlandular 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)Migraine
Migraine Triggered by PeriodsMouth Ulcers
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
Obesity and Overweight in AdultsOral Hygiene
Osgood-Schlatter DiseasePeriod Pain (Dysmenorrhoea)
Periods and Some Period ProblemsPhobias
Physical Activity For HealthPolycystic Ovary Syndrome
Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)Premenstrual Syndrome
Problem GamblingRecommended Safe Limits of Alcohol
Recreational DrugsSafer Sex
Schizophrenia - Information for Young PeopleScoliosis (Curvature of the Spine) and Kyphosis
Scrotal Lumps/Pain/SwellingSelf-harm in Young People
Sexual AssaultSexually Transmitted Infections
Smoking - The FactsSore Throat
Stammer/StutterStudent's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis)
Sun and HealthSurviving Adolescence
Swollen Lymph GlandsTension-type Headache
Tests for Sexually Transmitted InfectionsThe Benefits of Stopping Smoking
TonsillitisTorsion of the Testis
Type 1 DiabetesVaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection)
Warts and Verrucas