Teenage Body Book, Updated Edition

The Teenage Body Book
Revised and Updated Edition
Written by Kathy McCoy, PhD and Charles Wibbelsman

Category: Family & Relationships - Life Stages - Adolescence; Health & Fitness - Sexuality
Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale Date: August 30, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-57826-643-2

Everything teenagers need to know about nutrition, health, fitness, emotions, and sexuality.

Some teen issues are timeless: self-consciousness and uncertainty over rapidly changing bodies, tumultuous feelings, and dramatically changing lives. Many parents remember vividly their own youthful struggles. But today’s teens face challenges and possibilities that their parents never imagined: cyberbullying, pressure to sext, new attitudes about sexual orientation and gender, and medical advances that have changed teen lives.

The Teenage Body Book provides a platform for teens (and their parents) to discuss dilemmas, doubts, and possibilities that face young people in the new century.

Completely revised and updated for the first generation of teens to be born in the 21st century, The Teenage Body Book teaches teens how to:

  • Overcome body image worries and maintain a healthy weight
  • Make wise choices about drinking, smoking, and drugs
  • Deal with depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Avoid STDs, pregnancy and abusive relationships
  • Safeguard devices and reputations in cyberspace
  • Understand gender identity and sexual orientation


KATHY MCCOY, PH.D., is a psychotherapist, an award-winning writer, and host of the podcast “Living Fully with Dr. Kathy McCoy”. She is a former editor of ’TEEN Magazine, has written for many national publications, and, as an expert on teen psychology and health, has appeared frequently on national television programs such as The Today Show and Oprah.

CHARLES WIBBELSMAN, M.D., an adolescent medicine specialist, is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School and is on the board of directors of Larkin Street Youth Services. For many years, he was Chairman of the Chiefs of Adolescent Medicine for the Permanente Medical Group of Northern California.