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Changing Bodies, Changing Lives

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"It seems like everyone else has the script. Everyone else knows what's happening and I look around and say, Duh."

Of course, the truth is that no one has the script because there is no script to follow. Chances are you'd find that almost everyone else has questions and worries a lot like yours, if you could get them to admit it. This brand-new, completely updated and revis
Paperback, Expanded Third Edition, 432 pages
Published September 8th 1998 by Harmony (first published January 12th 1981)
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Jennifer Zwelling
Feb 08, 2008 Jennifer Zwelling rated it it was amazing
My mother gave me the first edition this book when I was pretty young (11, 12?) I think she gave it to me instead of arranging to have "the talk" with me about sex. She made an excellent choice. I was much more comfortable learning from this book than I would have been learning from my mother!!! I especially like that this book has tons of direct quotes from real teenagers about what it is like to live in a teenage body and mind. The mechanical information about sex is strait forward and accurat ...more
Aug 18, 2015 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
A well-balanced presentation of the facts of change through adolescence, this is an excellent resource for teens. Sharing the voices of actual teens expressing their feelings and experiences, this book admirably counters the false expectations and “realities” presented in much of our magazines, television and movies, and also addresses the mixed messages and double standards that teens encounter in our society. A young person who reads this book will be assured that he/she is not alone in what h ...more
Jan 17, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-read
Read initially on the cusp of puberty myself, and the most recent edition as the parent of a teen. Time does fly! (Still a great resource, though sadly outdated in a few areas - time for a fourth edition)
Kaori Flores
Mar 01, 2009 Kaori Flores rated it it was amazing
I read it about 20 years ago and it was one of the best books my parents bought me to learn about sexuality. Good anecdotic writing, easy to understand.
Elisabeth A.
Excellent and non-judgmental all-round guide to teenage sexuality. From the Our Bodies, Ourselves group, but this one is for male and female teens.
Do you think books should be banned? I think books should have a limit on them. Some of theses books contain sexual content, homosexuality, and violence. For example, children should have an age limit on certain books with their parents consent a reviewed by teachers or staff at their school.
I feel as though books shouldn’t be banned completely, they should have some kind of restriction. In order to read books with sexual content student should maintain at least a B average in reading and langu
Nell TheBookGoddess
Jun 21, 2016 Nell TheBookGoddess rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
A little outdated with lgbt+ topics but besides that is pretty brilliant.
Laura Strom
Mar 31, 2015 Laura Strom rated it it was amazing
Excellent book for teens and their parents.
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Ruth Bell is a member of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, which authored Our Bodies, Ourselves. She has worked for many years in the field of health and sex education, especially in programs for teenagers. She is the mother of a son in his twenties and a teenage daughter.
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