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 Love during Teenage Years

The main focus of my book is the teen relationships, their meaning and importance and how they should be faced.

On the base of my own life and personal experiences I have plunged and summarized observations and more than a hundred hours talking and interviewing young people between 10 and 20 years of age, adults of both sexes in their condition as parents, teachers, academics, psychologists, counsellors, medicals and spiritual guides of various beliefs and religions. The result has been this useful book written in a direct and personal language.


Asked by Him and Her

Between June, the time the original Spanish Portal enters the World Wide Web, and December of 2001, more than a thousand of young people from Latin-American Nations, the United States, Canada and Spain have sent me questions. In this section you find the questions that were selected according their originality, relevance and universality. The criterion of the answers is also universal.



Love and Sexuality

A young woman from the United States had written an e mail with the following questions: How do you explain 'Friendship' and 'Love during the Teenage Years' from a biological viewpoint and considering the aspects of romance and idealism? Why do you think do adults view the sexuality during adolescence as a problem? What is love? The answer turned out to be a brief essay.



Test of Couple Compatibility

If you are between 10 and 20 years old this test is a great possibility to find out all about your current relationship, for instance if there are common interests, ideas and values; if you communicate well with each other, if you both are aware of the meaning of your teen relationship, if your relationship is emotionally balanced and more or less stable and, finally, if your relationship is worth continuing or if it is better to finish it.



Chat about Sexuality

A chat organized by the Latin American Centre of Woman and Health via the Internet. The answers are given by Doctor Ramiro Molina Cartes, Director of the Youth Centre of Reproductive Medicine of the Medical Faculty of the University of Chile and Counsellor of the United Nations for Family Planning.



Cyber Love

This text responds to more than 300 emails that have arrived throughout the year 2001, asking about the subject of cyber love. Based on these specific questions and considering their nature, the following analysis has been established. This is only an idea of an investigation about this topic in its most broad way that was realized with the help of specialists from various countries.



Recommended Books for Him and Her

Unfortunately there are not a lot of books that treat the subject of sexuality in a universal and understandable way for the adolescents. On the contrary there exist more books for the parents that explain how they should or need to understand their children. Out of many there have been selected 6 that are very advisable and which the adolescence, parents and schools can obtain directly in the libraries of each country or via the internet under the categories that are dedicated to book trade.



Health and Beauty

What is the difference between blackheads and acne? Is there any way to prevent acne during puberty or adolescence? Is it true that make up causes untimely wrinkles? What do you use for cleaning your face and how often should you do it? At what age is it recommendable to shave for the first time? How do we avoid skin irritations that are provoked by certain underwear? The journalist Andrea Silva Villalobos interviewed the dermatologist María Del Pilar Boffil that will answer you these and other important questions.



Make Up

Caring about your facial skin from the moment you enter adolescence will allow emphasising your natural beauty and reducing blackheads and pimples. That is what the Cosmetologist Isabel Vallejo told the Journalist Andrea Silva Villalobos, author of this interview. Soft colours for the day and bright or fancy colours for the night are only some of her advices the professional offers the adolescents - so they always look brilliant.



Neither Big Nor Slim

Which aspects regarding food should I consider during my adolescence? Which type of food could be harmful to my health? Do I nourish myself right when consuming the so called "fast food" (hamburgers, fries, fried chicken) or other similar food? If I normally eat at school or university, how can I assure a balanced diet? Which diseases can I contract through bad eating habits? How do I find out my ideal weight? Answers are given by an experienced nutrition specialist.



Adolescence and Youth in Numbers

Persons aged between 10 and 24 make up approximately a number of 151.865.300 forming 29.8% of the total population of Latin America. For their significant number but also for the immense energy, talent and creativity they embody, the young Latin Americans are called to make a valuable contribution to the development of their society.




The characteristics of your hair will determine how easily you can comb it, how often you have to wash it and the special care products you may need. Your hair, as well as the frame of a picture, will frame your face and emphasize your features. To find out and to identify their characteristics and then to search for the hairstyle that suits you most, will help you to feel good and to underline your beauty.



Drug Addiction

Drug abuse and addiction are a public health problem that affects many people and has wide social repercussions. The object of the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the United States of America is to help the public to replace such false myths and antic beliefs regarding drug abuse and addiction by scientific evidences showing that drug addiction is a recurrent chronic disease but treatable. This document describes the most common drugs and their health hazards and provides resources for those that seek help.



Marijuana - Information for Parents

Marijuana is the illegal drug most often used in this country. Since 1991, lifetime marijuana use has doubled among 8th- and 10th-grade students. Parallel to the increase in use there is a significant downward pattern in antidrug perceptions. Thus as the number of young people who use marijuana has increased, the number who view the drug as harmful has decreased. This text is a contribution to the knowledge of the parents that face this problem with their children.



Marijuana - Information for Teens

Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. In all its forms, Marijuana affects the brain and alters its normal function because of its active chemical element THC (delta-9-tetrahydocannabinol). This text will provide you with all the information about its effects and consequences.




The abuse of methamphetamine is an extremely serious and growing problem. The NIDA has developed this publication to provide an overview of the latest scientific findings on this drug. Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant associated with serious health conditions, including memory loss, aggression, psychotic behavior, and potential heart and brain damage; it also contributes to increased transmission of hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.



International Migration of Latin-American Young People

The Population Division of the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL = La División de Población de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe) elaborated a wide study about the international migration of young people to the USA and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In this work they analyse, for instance, the motives the young people have to leave their home country, the problems they are confronted with in the country they chose to settle and which characteristics the society presents which receives them. The Journalist Karina Jiménez Tolentino summarized the most relevant aspects of this document.



Youth, Population and Development in Latin-America

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, CEPAL, elaborated a study where the characteristics and perspectives of the young Latin American and Caribbean people are examined. The analysis points out which is the contribution made by the adolescents to the societies that claim to be developed, fair and democratic and which are the difficulties that impede their increased participation. The Journalist Karina Jiménez Tolentino summarized the reflections and background information that are highlighted in this document.


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