The HPV Vaccination

The Case for Vaccination: There’s a new vaccine on the market called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is recommended for girls to combat cervical cancer and genital warts. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006. HPV spreads through sexual activity. The vaccine is typically recommended for girls between the ages …

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Growing Up…Together

As a mother raising a daughter, I’ve often felt a kinship with her similar to two magnets.  In her early years, she laughed and played and enjoyed my company.  That was back in the day when she truly believed I had all of the answers. We were so different, but like two magnets pulling together, …

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Early Bloomer

It seems as though girls today are developing earlier than previous generations. On average, it’s not unusual for 8 or 9-year-olds to begin breast development and 11-year-olds to notice pubic hair and the onset menses (period). Understandibly, this transition can be challenging for girls. But girls who develop earlier than their peers often feel isolated, …

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