Adolescent Needs

During this crucial stage, we take the time to talk through the ups and downs of adolescence with your child

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we know that adolescents have their own issues, peer pressures, stresses and anxieties, and we’re here to help them work through them in a healthy way. Whether your child may be contemplating using steroids or have questions about birth control, we’ll spend the time to understand what he/she is going through, and advise healthy ways to handle these issues.

Your child can feel free to discuss just about anything with us:

  • Puberty
  • Body image, body changes
  • Being overweight or underweight
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental health assessment, referrals
  • How he/she is doing with friends, in school
  • Signs of depression
  • Vomiting or cutting themselves due to stress or other factors
  • Health education: getting enough sleep, exercise, nutrition
  • Healthy eating
  • Dating and sex
  • GYN referral
  • Birth control
  • STDs
  • Pregnancy test
  • HPV vaccine
  • Gender identification
  • In a healthy or abusive relationship
  • Drug and/or alcohol use
  • Smoking
  • Bullying
  • Body piercing
  • Acne and other skin problems
  • Tattoos
  • Sports injuries, concussions
  • Driving safety
  • Personal hygiene
  • Grades
  • School tests
  • College applications

To learn more about adolescent issues

To read American Academy of Pediatrics articles on dating and sex, nutrition for a growing teenager, myths and facts about teen drivers, preventing drug abuse and more, please click here.