For girls of all nationalities and backgrounds, the challenges of growing up are immense. Every girl needs to understand the physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty a time of hope, excitement and confusion. This best-selling guide provides reassuring advice about themysteries and problems of growing up. It explains the changes that happen during adolescence, and describes the psychological and social challenges that teenage women experience.Everygirl emphasises the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and shows how eating well, regular exercise, and general body care and hygiene contribute to the individuals sense of looking and feeling good. It also addresses current personal and social issues that concern young women. It includesextensive new material on eating disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual assault, psychological problems, drugs and exercise disorders.Written in accessible, non-judgemental language, Everygirl helps the teenage woman to establish her sense of herself as a woman. It is essential reading for teenage women and for all those who wish to understand them better.