Best Teen & Young Adult Sexuality & Pregnancy Books
Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Sexuality & Pregnancy Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls
Author: by Dr. Carrie Leff
Discover your body’s awesomeness with a puberty guide for tween and teen girls ages 10 to 18Puberty is one of the first signs that you’re growing upand that’s something to be celebrated. If you’re looking for body-positive puberty books for girls but aren’t sure where to startCelebrate Your Body 2 provides the support needed to navigate this whole puberty thing with confidence.
From bras and braces to budding romantic feelings, this guide stands out among puberty books for girls as you become an expert on everything from pimples to peer pressure. Of all the puberty books for girls, this one will help you discover how your changing body is beautiful, special, and simply on the way to becoming the number one you.
Celebrate Your Body 2 goes beyond other puberty books for girls, including:The shape of youExplore how and why your body is changing with advice on mysterious hair, period care, and more. ECool and confidentFind calmness during mood swings and increase your self-esteem using creative suggestions and confidence-building tips rarely found in puberty books for girls.Close-knit vs.
2. Sex, Puberty, and All That Stuff: A Guide to Growing Up
Author: by Jacqui Bailey
This friendly book talks to teens in their own language, with emphasis on the subject that is first and foremost in the minds of adolescent boys and girls: Sex. Separate chapters titled Boy Stuff and Girl Stuff describe body changes that occur during puberty, with frank and open discussions about male and female genitals, how they feel, and how they function.
Chapters that follow discuss typical teen problems, as well as those entirely new feelings that come with sexual development, and offer tips on making it through those sometimes exciting, sometimes crazy teen years. Learn how to deal with crushes, controlling parents, pimples, kissing, dating, hormones, menstruation, sexual activity, condoms, contraception, pregnancy, STDs, sexual impulses, and more.
New to this edition is information on social networks, protecting yourself online, maintaining a positive body image, mental health, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more. Includes line drawings on most pages.
3. S.E.X., second edition: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties
Author: by Heather Corinna
Da Capo Lifelong Books
The go-to sex ed guide for teens and young adults, tackling everything you want to know about sex, from consent, safe sex, emotional health and more, from the founder of scarleteen.Com. As a teen or emerging adult, dealing with all the changes going on in your life, body, and mind can be mighty overwhelming.
When it comes to sex, everyone seems to have strong feelings and opinions about who you should be and what you should (shouldn’t) do. How do you decide who to listen to? Heather Corinna and Scarleteen have provided sex education and information to millions of young people, parents, and mentors since 1998; S.E.X.
Tackles all the big topics:Self-image and how to find and claim your own sexual selfHow to best protect and support your sexual and emotional healthSorting out gender and sexual identities, even when they’re complicated and confusingThe latest on contraceptive methods and other reproductive choices, sexually transmitted infections, and safer sexFinding, creating, and managing healthy and happy relationshipsHow to set and respect limits and boundaries, and rock consentIdentifying, preventing, or healing from abuse or assault…And much more.
The ABC's of LGBT+: (Gender Identity Book for Teens, Teen & Young Adult LGBT Issues)
Author: by Ashley Mardell
Seeking a Deeper Understanding of Gender Identity? Ash Hardell’s The ABC’s of LGBT+ serves as a powerful tool for those that might be questioning their own identity, as well as for those seeking a deeper knowledge. Everyone Is Gay#1 Best Seller in Transgender Studies, Bisexuality, and Sexuality & PregnancyThe ABCs of LGBT+ is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity.
Ash Hardell (formerly Ashley Mardell), a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers your questions about:LGBT and LGBT+Gender identityGender dysphoriaTeens in a binary worldThe LGBT familyAnd moreUnderstanding gender identity and gender dysphoria. The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights.
The overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding.
5. Consent: The New Rules of Sex Education: Every Teen's Guide to Healthy Sexual Relationships
Author: by Jennifer Lang MD
A contemporary guide to sex education that answers the most pressing questions teens and young adults have about dating, relationships, consent, and sexual safety. There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to sex educationanatomy, communication, safety, and more.
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Jennifer Lang delivers a frank, compassionate, and evidence-based guide to healthy sexual relationships, focusing on the crucial role of consent in sex education. A board-certified OB-GYN, Dr. Lang breaks down confusing concepts into factual and clear guidance.
She outlines not only what consent looks and sounds like, but the importance of recognizing when a person has the capacity to give consent, and when they don’t. Written for all teens, and inclusive of all sexual identities and orientations, Consent is a reference guide to healthy sexual expression and relationships.
This book’s approach to sex education covers:An overview of human sexuality including what sex is and how it feels, separating sex education fact from fiction. A discussion about relationships & dating and the various forms they take during adolescence, including some of the most common scenarios and healthy ways of handling them.
6. The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity
Author: by Rylan Jay Testa PhD
This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help you navigate your gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers. If you are a transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) teen, you may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. In addition to experiencing common teen challenges such as body changes and peer pressure, you may be wondering how to express your unique identity to others.
The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapiessuch as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)to help you address the broad range of struggles you may encounter related to gender identity, such as anxiety, isolation, fear, and even depression.
Despite outdated beliefs, gender no longer implies being simply male or female, but rather a whole spectrum of possibilities. This fun, engaging workbook is designed specifically for teens like you who want to explore the concept of gender and gender identity and expressionwhether you already identify as TGNC or are simply questioning your gender identity.
7. Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up
Author: by Heather Corinna
Listed as a 2019 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best book, as one of the Best LGBTQ Graphic Novels of 2019 by The Advocate and a Notable Children’s Book by the The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association!
“This extremely modern guide to growing up excels in its field. From Heather Corinna, founder and director of Scarleteen. Com, and Isabella Rotman, cartoonist and sex educator, comes a graphic novel guide that covers essential topics for preteens and young teens about their changing bodies and feelings.
Join friends Malia, Rico, Max, Sam and Alexis as they talk about all the weird and exciting parts of growing up! This supportive group of friends are guides for some tricky subjects. Using comics, activities and examples, they give encouragement and context for new and confusing feelings and experiences.
Inclusive of different kinds of genders, sexualities, and other identities, they talk about important topics like: – Bodies, including puberty, body parts and body image – Sexual and gender identity – Gender roles and stereotypes – Crushes, relationships, and sexual feelings – Boundaries and consent – The media and cultural messages, specifically around bodies and sex – How to be sensitive, kind, accepting, and mature – Where to look for more information, support and help A fun and easy-to-read guide from expert sex educators that gives readers a good basis and an age-appropriate start with sex, bodies and relationships education!
8. In Case You're Curious: Questions about Sex from Young People with Answers from the Experts
Author: by Planned Parenthood
Did you ever walk out of class having even more questions than when you walked in? You may feel that way about history or math, but what about your sexual health class (if you even had one)? If you’re anything like most of the youth in America today, your head is probably spinning with a swirling, high-speed hurricane of questions.
It is totally normal to be curious and to have questions about relationships, bodies, consent …You name it! But where can your average teen go to get all the reliable and accurate answers they need? In Case You’re Curious, a text-and-answer program conceived by Planned Parenthood, has been providing this educational service for teens for years.
And now In Case You’re Curious is a big book of answerswith funny and educational illustrationsto the most popular and most interesting questions young people have about birth control, development, sexually transmitted diseases, and so much more. Within these pages you will find nonjudgmental (and fun!
9. This Book Is Gay
Author: by Juno Dawson
Published at: Sourcebooks Fire; 1st edition (June 2, 2015)
The bestselling young adult non-fiction book on sexuality and gender!Lesbian.Gay.Bisexual.Transgender.Queer.Straight.Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who’s ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU.
There’s a long-running joke that, after “coming out,” a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. THIS IS THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL.You’re welcome. Inside you’ll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask, with topics like: Stereotypes the facts and fiction Coming out as LGBT Where to meet people like you The ins and outs of gay sex Stereotypes the facts and fiction How to flirt And so much more!
This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it’s like to grow up LGBTQ also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention hilarious illustrations. You will be entertained. You will be informed.
10. Blackout: The new blockbuster YA romance fiction novel of summer 2021
Author: by Dhonielle Clayton
The irresistible blockbuster YA romance of summer 2021 by six of the biggest voices in YA, as featured on ITV News. Perfect for fans of Jenny Han, Netflix’s Let it Snow and Bolu Babalola’s Love in Colour. Six top authors, including Angie Thomas who wrote The Hate U Give, come together to write a moving story of black teenage love.
Perfect for bringing a taste of romance and American city life to your staycation’ The Times’Blackout is our love letter to love, to New York City, and to Black teens. Our reminder to them that their stories, their joy, their love is valid and worthy of being spotlighted.’ Dhonielle Clayton.
When a heatwave plunges New York City into darkness, sparks fly for thirteen teenagers caught up in the blackout.A first meeting.Long-time friends.Bitter exes. And maybe the beginning of something newWhen the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths, love blossoms, friendship transforms and new possibilities take flight.
Six of today’s biggest stars of the YA world, Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon, bring all the electricity of love to a collection of charming, hilarious and heartbreaking tales that shine the brightest light through the dark.
11. 30 Days of Sex Talks for Ages 12+: Empowering Your Child with Knowledge of Sexual Intimacy (Volume 3)
Author: by Educate and Empower Kids
Educate & Empower Kids
Never before has it been so easy to talk with your kids about sexual intimacy! Written by parents and professionals, 30 Days of Sex Talks makes it simple for you and your child to talk about sex in the context in which it belongs; as part of a healthy relationship that also includes joy, laughter and the full range of emotion that defines human intimacy.
We’ve broken down the the talk into 30 short, effective lessons. And now it’s time to engage your child in vital conversations about healthy and abusive relationships, anatomy, consent, physical responses to sex, the first time, pornography, and much more. Chock full of helpful, thought-provoking discussion questions and accompanied by an in-depth glossary, 30 Days of Sex Talks give you the tools to start and continue these vital conversations.
Remember that having these talks with your child will establish a pattern of healthy conversations for the future. You know and love your child better than anyone, so you will know which topics to start with and which to save for later.
12. Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More
Author: by Jane Fonda
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING GUIDE THAT PARENTS WILL WANT FOR THEIR TEENSThis thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about: The male and female body as it changes and matures. Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others.
Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today’s world. Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem. Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more.
Praise for Being a Teen A frank and candid resource for adolescents. People Fonda’s warmth and love for the teen community is evident. Publishers Weekly Clear, practical, and riveting, Being a Teen cuts away at myth, enhances teens’ self-esteem, and arms them with a trove of useful information.
Beautifully organized … Any parent, teacher, coach, or doctor needs to read this authoritative guide. What a lifesaver for our boys and girls!William S. Pollack, PhD, author of the international bestseller Real Boys and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical SchoolBeing a Teen should be in the hands of every teen in the world.
13. Real Talk About Sex and Consent: What Every Teen Needs to Know (The Instant Help Solutions Series)
Author: by Cheryl M. Bradshaw MA
“A truly vital and nuanced guide that is as empowering as it is educational.” School Library Journal (starred review) You deserve clear, accurate information about sexual consent! Let this honest and empowering book be your go-to guide. Let’s get real: Sex is complicated.
Like, really complicated. And as a teen, you need trusted resources to help you navigate sexual issues without shame, guilt, or judgment. But if you’re like many teens, you may not have someone in your life that you can talk to openly about complicated sexual situations, and what consent really meansand this information is crucial for your health, safety, and happiness.
Real Talk About Sex and Consent is a comprehensive guide with essential information about setting boundaries, coercion, reciprocity, and communication. You’ll also find hard facts about sex and trauma, the effects of pornography and cultural expectations, and much more. With this book, you’ll learn how to make sexual decisions that honor your sense of values and cultivate rewarding and emotionally supportive relationships throughout your life.
14. Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You
Author: by Kathryn Gonzales MBA
2020 ALA Rainbow Book List Selection A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, Starred Outstanding Merit Title 2019 Foreword INDIES Awards FinalistTrans+ : Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Karen Rayne, PhD, and Katherine Gonzales, MBA, is an all-inclusive, uncensored guide for teens who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, or gender-fluid.
TRANS+ answers all your questions, easy and hard, about gender and covers mental health, physical health and reproduction, transitioning, relationships, sex, and life as a trans or nonbinary individual. It’s full of essential information you need – and want – to know and includes real-life stories from teens like you!
15. Purity Code: God'S Plan For Sex And Your Body (Pure Foundations)
Author: by Jim Burns
Bethany House Publishers
The Purity Code is a promise to God, your family, and your future spouse to live a life of sexual integrity and purity. To fully live by the Purity Code, you need to understand sex and your body. This book is a guide to the Purity Code.
16. Cycle Savvy: The Smart Teen's Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body
Author: by Toni Weschler
William Morrow Paperbacks
Should I be concerned if my cycles are rarely 28 days? Why do I often feel so emotional before my period? And how can I know when my period’s really going to start?! If you’re a teenage girl, you’ve probably asked yourself these questions and many more.
Now Cycle Savvy has the answers that will help you understand what is really happening with your body on a day-to-day basis. It’s the first book specifically designed to teach young women about the practical benefits of charting their cycles.
Explore the fascinating world of ovulation, fertility, and why you even have periods at all! And learn all about the body signals, mood changes, and other signs that accompany your cycle. With charming illustrations, fun brainteasers, confidence builders, sample charts, and first-person tales of experiences that every girl can relate to, Cycle Savvy takes the mystery out of your amazing body.