AMA answers your patients' FAQs about puberty

July 12, 2006

The American Medical Association (AMA) has introduced two new books to help answer questions that your patients may have about the changes happening to their bodies during puberty. American Medical Association Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen (Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint, June 2006; $12.95; Paper; ISBN: 0787983446) and American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen (Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint, June 2006; $12.95; Paper; ISBN: 0787983438) provide information on important and timely topics, including the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty, the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise, and changing relationships.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has introduced two new books to help answer questions that your patients may have about the changes happening to their bodies during puberty. American Medical Association Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen (Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint, June 2006; $12.95; Paper; ISBN: 0787983446) and American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen (Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint, June 2006; $12.95; Paper; ISBN: 0787983438) provide information on important and timely topics, including the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty, the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise, and changing relationships.

"These books are tremendous resources for preteens and parents of preteens who are looking for reliable medical information to help their children through puberty," said AMA President J. Edward Hill, M.D. "The information in these books will help preteens during these formative years."

"These books present a wealth of helpful information about the changes that come with puberty," said Amy Middleman, M.D., Medical Editor, AMA Member and adolescent medicine physician at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. "They give preteens clear answers to questions that can sometimes be difficult or embarrassing to discuss with others: everything from body image and peer pressure to relationships and sex. The books can help give teens knowledge to feel comfortable initiating discussions about these important issues with parents."

The Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen and the Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen can be purchased at retail and online bookstores. The books can also be ordered online through AMA Press at www.AMAPress.com or by telephone at (800) 621-8335.