Adolescent Health

adolescent-health

Healthcare during this time of transition is complex as adolescents are separating, becoming autonomous and developing an identity while going through puberty.  They need to know the facts about both male and female sexual anatomy, how to prevent pregnancy and protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases.  During this process I can support the young person with information, learn to value themselves, their body and guide them in taking responsibility for creating patterns of self-care around food, exercise, skin care, sleep, stress and mood.  This is a time of vulnerability to addictive substances, I support young people in choosing options other than drugs and alcohol which they often use to avoid some aspect of their lives.  Support the body, brain and soul of your teenage daughter or son.