From curdling milk to shark bites and rotten pickles, menstruating women are a menace to society — if you believe the myths.
It's disconcerting that girls are feeling the pressure to look sexy rather than nurturing a uniquely positive sense of self.
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It is important to make sure that our children are in the know about what forms appropriate and inappropriate touching -- or at the very least know how they can define what's OK and what's not.
At the clinic I rarely met women, young or old, who understand their fertility and what happens during the menstrual cycle. They all know about the blood, although not always why they bleed. But few know anything about what happens between periods. No one has told them. Why have we kept this information from young women? Why do we tell them they can get pregnant any time of the month? If it's to encourage young people to use protection when they have sex, it doesn't seem to work.
Heading back to school after summer vacation can be stressful for kids. A lot can happen to a young person's body over summer vacation. Some kids will experience a growth spurt, while others will need a little time to catch up. Here are a few things you can do to help your kids start the school year off with confidence.
Puberty can be a challenging and complicated experience for any kid. But what if your child's physical and emotional maturation is happening ahead of schedule? According to biologist/ecologist Sandra...
"My youngest son wanted to know what the 'part' below his penis was," one mom tells me. "I explained to him that it was his testicles. He quickly replied he didn't like the look of it and could I take them off!"