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  • Chlamydia for Parents


    Chlamydia is an STD caused by bacteria. It's important to know the symptoms, as treatment can prevent the infection from leading to other health problems.

  • Can Birth Control Help With Cramps? for Teens


    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • PMS, Cramps, and Irregular Periods for Teens


    Get the facts on which period problems are normal and which ones might indicate something's going on.

  • What Happens During a Bikini Wax? for Teens


    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • How to Get Tested for HIV for Teens


    Often the only way to know if someone is infected with HIV is through testing. Here are the facts on what's involved in getting tested — and who should get tested for HIV and why.

  • All About Periods for Kids


    Getting a period is a natural part of becoming a woman. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Expert Reviewers for Parents


    All of the information in our articles is reviewed by an expert team of medical professionals assembled by KidsHealth before appearing on our site.

  • Syphilis for Teens


    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Early treatment can cure it and prevent long-term problems.

  • What's a Primary Care Physician (PCP)? for Parents


    PCPs are health care providers that offer routine checkups, vaccines, and non-emergency medical care. Learn more about PCPs and how to choose a great one.

  • Communication and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old for Parents


    Teens spend much of the day outside the home, but it's important that you take time every day to talk with your teen to share opinions, ideas, and information.