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
Bad Breath (Halitosis)Bad Breath (Halitosis) - Bad breath coming from the mouth
Bad Breath (Halitosis) - CausesBad Breath (Halitosis) - Diagnosis
Bad Breath (Halitosis) - PreventionBad Breath (Halitosis) - Symptoms
Bad Breath (Halitosis) - TreatmentBedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
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 Implant - Changing from other methods
Contraceptive Implant - How it works and who can have itContraceptive Implant - Insertion, monitoring and removal
Contraceptive Implant - Pros and cons and side-effectsContraceptive Injection
Contraceptive PatchContraceptive Vaginal Ring
Cystitis (Urine Infection) in WomenDealing with Suicidal Thoughts
Delaying a PeriodDepression
Depression in Young People - Helping Children to CopeEat More Fruit and Vegetables
E-cigarettesE-cigarettes - What are e-cigarettes?
E-cigarettes - What are the benefits and risks of e-cigarettes?Embarrassing Problems
Emergency ContraceptionEpilepsy - Could it be?
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) - Causes
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) - Self-helpExcessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) - Treatment
Five Choices to Help You Stay HealthyGeneral Anaesthesia: a Brief Guide for Young People
Genital HerpesGenital Herpes - Causes
Genital Herpes - DiagnosisGenital Herpes - In pregnancy
Genital Herpes - PreventionGenital Herpes - Symptoms
Genital Herpes - TreatmentGet 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
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - CausesIrritable Bowel Syndrome - Diagnosis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - SymptomsIrritable Bowel Syndrome - Treatment
Itchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - InvestigationsItchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Outlook (Prognosis)
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Symptoms & CausesItchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Treatments
MigraineMigraine Triggered by Periods
Mouth UlcersMyalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Nosebleed (Epistaxis)Obesity and Overweight in Adults
Obsessive–compulsive Disorder in Children and Young PeopleOral Hygiene
Oral Hygiene - Gum disease and other illnessesOral Hygiene - Problems associated with poor oral hygiene
Oral Hygiene - Routine oral hygieneOsgood-Schlatter Disease
Panic - Self Help GuidesPeriod 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 - A Self Help Guide
Self-harm in Young PeopleSexual Assault
Sexually Transmitted InfectionsShyness and Social Anxiety - Self Help Guides
Smoking - The FactsSore Throat
Stammer/StutterStudent's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis)
Student's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) - CausesStudent's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) - Diagnosis
Student's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) - SymptomsStudent's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) - Treatment
Sun and HealthSurviving Adolescence
Swollen Lymph GlandsTension-type Headache
Tests for Sexually Transmitted InfectionsThe Benefits of Stopping Smoking
TonsillitisTonsillitis - Treatment
Topical Treatments For AcneTorsion of the Testis
Type 1 DiabetesVaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection)
Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - CausesVaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - Diagnosis
Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - PreventionVaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - Symptoms
Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - TreatmentVaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - Treatment of recurring thrush
Warts and VerrucasWhy Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?
Worries and Anxieties - Helping Children to CopeWorries and Anxieties - Information for Young People