From School Library Journal
Many teens are exposed to information about health and sex from such unreliable sources as their peers or the mass media instead of from their parents. Psychotherapist Rapini and Sherman, an ob-gyn nurse practitioner, set out to facilitate communication about sex and health issues between mothers and daughters. The authors cover areas such as menstruation, routine health care, STDs, sexuality and relationships, birth control, and body image in a question-and-answer format. They also promote "table talk" as a means of encouraging discussion between mom and daughter and provide sample conversations on many topics. While the Q&A style makes the book easy to read and will be appealing to teens, there are daughter questions and mom questions in each section, which causes overlap and repeated material. Overall, this is a worthy addition for general information on teen health and sexuality. Recommended for larger public libraries and consumer health collections.—Dana Ladd, Community Health Education Ctr., Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Libs. & Health Syst., Richmond
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About the Author
Mary Jo Rapini, M.Ed., LPC is featured on TLC’s new series, "Big Medicine". She is an intimacy and sex counselor, certified anger management therapist, and popular speaker throughout the country. A mom with two daughters, her passion is helping all girls become strong women. Janine J. Sherman, RN-C, MSN is a women’s health care nurse practitioner. Both her patients and her two daughters come to her for answers to their biggest questions about health and sexuality.