Romantic Teen couple sitting on yellow benches. Must-Know Birth Control Info.
    August 27, 2018
    Must-Know Birth Control Info

    Sexual activity can be fun and meaningful (this is why people do it!), but oral, anal, and vaginal sex can also result in sexually transmitted diseases, and some kinds of sexual activities can lead to…

    September 20, 2016
    Tanner Staging for Boys and Girls

    Dr. Greene: Puberty can be very confusing. For boys and girls, bodies develop in response to an ocean of surging hormones. There is a wide range of normal ages for puberty, which can make it even mo…

    Attractive Young Man Lying on Sofa at Night and Illuminated by Light from Screen of Cell Phone at Home in Living Room
    May 24, 2016
    Parent Confidential – Teens, Tech and Sex: What you need to know now

    As a gynecologist, I thought that I was staying pretty connected to what is going on with sex and dating.  However, more and more I learn new information from my teenage patients about what sex is li…

    Mother and teenage daughter. The secret of parenting girls.
    July 7, 2015
    Secrets of Parenting Girls – #LTKH

    Let's Talk Kids' Health is the monthly Tweet Chat hosted by @DrGreene & @MsGreene. This month we talked with ObGyn @DrAmyHerold, teen advocate @KimmySWolf and others about the "Secrets of Parentin…

    Close-up of a sad teenage girl.
    March 23, 2015
    3 Developmental Tasks which Push Some Teens over the Edge and How to Parent them

    It is so hard to understand why a teenager with so much life ahead of them would decide to commit suicide. Teenagers are naturally self-centered, self-focused and oriented only to what is happening ri…

    Smiling teenage girl on a beach
    July 22, 2014
    When Choice Isn’t A Choice

    Long before I knew the term “disordered eating,” I knew its environment. My stunningly beautiful mother maintained her perfectly-proportioned, svelte figure with Carnation Instant Breakfast, cigar…

    Female doctor examining a teenage girl
    June 27, 2014
    How to Prepare Your Daughter for Her First Visit to the Gynecologist

    No one is excited for their visit to the gynecologist, whether it’s your first or your fiftieth. A trip to the gynecologist, while never anyone’s idea of a fun afternoon, should also not be a tra…

    Three teenage girls at a spa with cucumbers on their eyes
    June 26, 2014
    Want to Boost Your Daughter’s Body Image? Some Helpful Resources

    Parents often ask me how they can help their girls develop healthy self-images. In a media-driven society that sexualizes young women, values beauty above all else, and glorifies virtually unattainabl…

    Five teenage girls take a selfie
    June 25, 2014
    5 Tips to Help Teen Girls Deal with Today’s “Compare and Despair” Mentality

    In a culture in which mass media promotes doctored and unrealistic images of beauty, girl-against-girl bullying is prevalent, and social media encourages a “compare and despair” mentality, how can…

    Two girls look at cell phone and gosip
    June 24, 2014
    A New Study’s Surprising Revelations About Sexting

    If you have a teenage daughter, you’ve probably read some articles, had some back-to-school-night discussions, or talked with fellow parents about the uneasy topic of sexting. In an age where the In…

    Three teenage girls typing on smartphones at a tennis court
    June 23, 2014
    4 Ways Media Can Enrich Your Daughter’s Life

    We’re accustomed to critiquing the media, especially when it comes to adolescent girls. We can point to it as a cause of low self-esteem and poor body image. We can lament the fact that ever-present…