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Emergency contraception (EC), marketed as the product Plan B, is largely misunderstood. As a parent, do you understand it? If not, you’re certainly not alone as evidenced yesterday by a surprising move by the Department of Health...

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Whether you’re a tween, teen, or adult, learning to love who we are inside and out can be a difficult task. Especially when we are being...

The transitions are amazing.  That’s what keeps us so passionate and excited about offering Girlology’s mom-daughter programs.

When a 9 or 10 year old girl walks into our Something New About You program, there’s often a ...

Driving down the road with your young child, you happen to pass a car bearing a bold bumper sticker in the shape of a condom that reads “Just Wear It.” As you are attempting to speed past that awkward conversation, it happens....

Your daughter bounds into the house with an excitement that says this is something more than an A in English. The sensation is vaguely familiar, and you can almost see her heart pounding through her chest.

As she prattles on...

Is your daughter ready to use tampons? Summertime may bring on that need. And as the warrior mom who has done other things against your nature for the benefit of your child, you are used to putting on your no-big-deal face and...

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, and it’s also a great time to set goals for the new year. One of my goals is to get my daughter to the doctor for her HPV vaccination series.  Frankly, I had to make it a resolution...

Our children learn about relationships from watching others, and parents are often their best (and sometimes worst) examples. How are you modeling love in your own relationship? Your children are paying attention.

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Eight is great: Melisa Holmes at TEDxGreenville 2014

Girlology Co-Founder, Dr. Melisa Holmes, presents a TEDx Talk entitled EIGHT is GREAT. Find out why your child should know about sex and reproduction by eight (or sooner!).

 

The late nights and lazy mornings of summer have come to a screeching halt as school rolls back into session. For adolescents, the shift to earlier bedtimes and early wake-up calls can be especially difficult, and it turns out...

Starting with the day your baby was born, gentle contact and instinctive gestures fulfilled the need for physical affection. But have you ever wondered what becomes of that "touch hunger" when your daughter turns 11 or 15 or 18?...

As we focus on the general and reproductive health of young adolescents, we can’t help but be concerned about the effects of environmental toxins on developing children. There is clear evidence that a variety of chemicals are...

For so many parents, telling a child about sex is about as welcome as head lice.  How do I start?  Isn’t the school covering this?  When is the right age?  No need to panic. Just try to get to them before their friends do. And...

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