About this site
Girlshealth.gov offers girls ages 10 to 16 reliable, useful information on health and well-being. We cover hundreds of topics, from getting your period to stopping bullies, and from getting fit to preventing sexually transmitted infections. We make our pages clear and fun, and we make sure to answer key questions girls ask. Girlshealth.gov is committed to empowering girls to create strong, positive relationships and happy, healthy futures.
Girlshealth.gov was created in 2002 by the Office on Women’s Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We regularly update our information based on the latest scientific research and use our editorial and review guidelines to ensure accuracy. If you have a topic you’d like to see covered in girlshealth.gov, please contact us.
Girls: Learn ways to get healthier and happier
Are you a girl who wants to understand her body, her feelings, her friends, and so much else in her life? We are here to help!
You can learn how to:
- Build friendships
- Eat healthy foods
- Boost your self-esteem
- Talk to your doctor
- Handle stress
- Live well with asthma, diabetes, and other conditions
- Deal with conflict
- Say no to drugs and alcohol
- Look and feel your best
- Prepare for a great future
And lots more!
Parents and caregivers: Find ways to help girls
Are you someone who wants to help girls be healthy and develop positive behaviors? We have a whole section for you. We provide tips on talking to girls about sex, caring for girls who have a chronic illness, helping girls handle the changes of puberty, and dozens more topics.
Educators: Find resources
The girlshealth.gov section for educators offers classroom tools, information on federal campaigns and funding, educational resources on health on more than 50 topics from asthma to violence, and more.
Our tagline is “Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You. Beautiful.” It focuses on the idea that being yourself — finding what makes you smile and how to live well — is what makes you “you.” And that is beautiful!
Content last reviewed July 24, 2013
Page last updated October 31, 2013