The Girls' Guide to Sex Education: Over 100 Honest Answers to Urgent Questions about Puberty, Relationships, and Growing Up (Paperback)

The Girls' Guide to Sex Education: Over 100 Honest Answers to Urgent Questions about Puberty, Relationships, and Growing Up By Michelle Hope, M.A., Amy Lang, MA (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Michelle Hope, M.A., Amy Lang, MA (Foreword by)
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Real talk about real life for girls ages 10 to 13

When it comes to sex education, parents of adolescent girls often know just as little about where to start as girls themselves. Even the mention of sex education or puberty can make everyone feel uncomfortable, nervous, or insecure. In The Girls' Guide to Sex Education, award-winning youth sex education expert Michelle Hope offers down-to-earth, supportive sex education guidance as she addresses the most pressing questions that girls have about sex, puberty, and relationships—directly and without judgment.

Honest, straightforward, and understanding, The Girls' Guide to Sex Education includes:
  • A "For Parents" foreword will teach you how to approach sex education with your child using this book
  • A practical Q&A format makes the book easy-to-navigate for parents and girls
  • Answers to real-life sex education questions from girls ages 10 to 13 such as: How can I feel better about myself? What is a period? Why are my boobs sore? What should I expect in a relationship? What is abstinence? What is "safe sex"? How do I tell someone I don't want to have sex?

The Girls' Guide to Sex Education will arm girls with a complete understanding of their body and empower them to make informed, healthy decisions.

About the Author

Michelle Hope is an award-winning public speaker and educator of human sexuality and development. Over the past 10 years, Michelle she has delivered lectures across the country, while simultaneously developing and implementing dynamic and creative sex-ed programming for youth and practitioners who serve youth communities. With a master’s degree in human development, as well as extensive post-graduate training in sexuality, Michelle is currently an active member of O.School and Women of Sex Tech, both leading the discussion on sexual education in technology. Congruently, she is active in the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Community Engagement Group at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

Praise For…

"If I had had a book like The Girls’ Guide to Sex Education, I would have felt so much better about myself and my body. This book--this delightful, helpful book--answers many questions girls have about their bodies, their developing sexuality, their gender identity, dating, sex, and relationships."—Amy Lang, MA, Parenting & Sexuality Educator, founder of Birds & Bees & Kids®

"In The Girls’ Guide to Sex Education, Michelle invites women and girls to get to know both their bodies and minds better. With softness and joy, this book guides its readers through some of life’s messiest and hardest places."—Andrea Barrica, CEO and founder of

"The Girls’ Guide to Sex Education: Over 100 Honest Answers to Urgent Questions about Puberty, Relationships, and Growing Up is not only a great manual for adolescent girls but a useful reference for parents and educators navigating the tricky conversations around sex, puberty, and the female anatomy...This easy-to-read reference provides helpful commentary around taboo topics from mental health and social media validation to using a pad properly and struggling with one’s sexuality. I definitely plan to purchase a copy for my 16-year-old sister, to spark up a conversation about sex and puberty and empower her to develop her own healthy philosophies around sexuality, relationships, and birth control options."—Terri Lomax, Blogger, Speaker, and Brand Strategist

"The author has expertly provided the guidance necessary for girls and young women to empower themselves, and to understand and appreciate the gift of their own sexuality. Brava, Michelle Hope!"—Neal J. Blangiardo, BA, MPH, DrPH(c), Public Health Educator, Researcher, and Leader
Product Details
ISBN: 9781939754387
ISBN-10: 1939754380
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: February 20th, 2018
Pages: 202
Language: English