Raising teenagers helps parents to properly understand what is going on in their teenager's life. Lynn Huggins-Cooper reveals some tried and tested ideas and techniques to both pre-empt problems and deal with flashpoints.
Although most Israeli teenagers have access to the web and many have used the internet to obtain health information, they do not have access to accurate and complete information about contraceptives on Hebrew language websites. Indeed other evidence suggests that teens do not use the web frequently for health information, they are wary of the information obtained from internet sites, and the search engines that they use may not lead them to the most helpful resources. While the internet has the capacity to provide teenagers with information which can assist them in preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, interventions that address these challenges need to be developed and rigorously tested. The phenomenal expansion of the availability and use of the web by teenagers, and others, has led to much excitement among health educators and family planning advocates about its promise as a source of accurate information about contraception and other sexuality topics. This new information source could be particularly helpful when access to this sensitive information may be otherwise limited.
Introduction: mirror mirror on the wall : women's magazines and the modern beauty mandate -- The birth of the teen magazine : delivering Seventeen to the American marketplace -- Seventeen at war : Teena in the world of opportunity -- Teena goes to market : Seventeen's sells the ideal consumer to business -- Teena means business : Seventeen's advertisers court the teen girl consumer -- Seventeen at peace : Teena leaves the world, enters the home, and loses her mind -- Divorce in the family : Seventeen loses its matriarch-and its way -- Epilogue: Seventeen and Teena in the twenty-first century