Dr. Jennifer Ashton, author of The Body Scoop for Girls, on tour January 2010

Posted By on November 20, 2009

40552354.JPGAbout The Body Scoop for Girls

Reading level: Young Adult

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Avery Trade (January 4, 2010)

As an ob-gyn specialing in adolescent care, Dr. Jennifer Ashton understands better than anyone that being a teenage girl these days is fraught with a special kind of angst. But in her practice she talks openly and nonjudgementally to her young patients like a good friend, answering each of their questions respectfully and with candor. Now she shares this advice in a no-holds-barred guidebook, based on her passion to cut through the embarrassment that girls often feel about their changing bodies and to arm them with the knowledge they need to make smart choices. A comprehensive guide from head to toe, The Body Scoop for Girls covers the basics of puberty and beyond, including:

•Breast development and nipple bumps

•The decision to wait to have sex, and the benefits of waiting

•Birth control

•The lowdown on STIs

•Eating Disorders

•Depression and hormone imbalances

•Grooming, from hair removal to hygiene products

•Body piercings

Writing in a funny and fresh, girl-to-girl voice, Dr. Ashton has created a totally up-to-date health book that speaks directly to young women and the unique pressures they face today. From a doctor who “gets it,” The Body Scoop for Girls makes the road to womanhood an empowering one.

JenniferAshtonAbout Dr. Jen Ashton

Dr. Jennifer Ashton is a board-certified ob-gyn who specializes in adolescent gynecology. In March 2009, Dr. Ashton joined CBS as a news medical correspondent. She reports on a broad range of medical topics for CBS News’ The Early Show and contributes to the division’s other broadcasts and platforms.

Dr. Ashton is the author of the upcoming book The Body Scoop for Girls (Avery, January 2010). For more from Dr. Jennifer Ashton, visit cbsnews.com.

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Dr. Jen Ashton’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Wednesday, January 6th: This Full House

Tuesday, January 12th: Stephanie’s Confessions of a Book-a-holic

Wednesday, January 13th: Lit and Life

Thursday, January 14th: Suko’s Notebook

Monday, January 18th: Shooting Stars Mag

Tuesday, January 19th: You’ve GOTTA Read This!

Wednesday, January 20th: Overstuffed

Thursday, January 21st: The Brain Lair

Friday, January 22nd: The Scholastic Scribe

Monday, January 25th: Juggling Life

Tuesday, January 26th: I’m Booking It

Wednesday, January 27th: World of Weasels

Thursday, January 28th: Raging Bibliomania

Friday, January 29th: A Novel Menagerie

Monday, February 1st: Cafe of Dreams

Monday, February 22nd: Feminist Review


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