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    Try being a girl for a day?

    Himani Bakhda | May 10th, 2020
    What if you wake up one day feeling different? Not just a different feeling but a different person, of a different gender. This happened with Krish and he shares his bizarre dream with TeenBook.  Go play a girly sport  Krish and Diya were fifteen years old twin siblings. Both had very similar interests. They enjoyed Continue reading...
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    How to handle exams?

    Team TeenBook | On 21-02-2023
    Exams, in any form, can be a source of stress and anxiety for many of us – some feel sleepless before an exam, others draw a blank when they see a question paper and some of us get panic attacks. But exams are a part of our life and we need to learn to cope Continue reading...
  • How to deal with failures?

    Dr Shishir Palsapure | On 06-01-2023
    ‘I told you to study more, now look at your marks!’ ‘Did you give your 100%, no!’ ‘The whole day you are on your phone, yeh to hona he tha’. Do these dialogues sound familiar? When you get unexpected/below-average marks in exams, do taunts from teachers and parents stress you out? Then read on. TeenBook’s Continue reading...
  • How do trans people experience puberty?

    Team TeenBook | On 23-12-2022
    The start of periods and the growth of breasts in girls and facial hair and voice change in boys. Common signs of puberty in most boys and girls. But what if you are a boy who feels like a girl or vice versa? What would puberty feel like then? Very confusing. Won’t it? We talk Continue reading...
  • Why does my vagina itch?

    Team TeenBook | On 20-12-2022
    Navya (15)  often has that sudden and dire need to itch down there. It leaves her embarrassed, especially in her class, in front of other students. It sometimes bothers her so much that she can’t focus on anything. Does this seem like your story? Why does vaginal itching happen? Let’s find out why and what Continue reading...
  • A hairy adventure gone wrong!

    Sukanya Ghosh | On 11-11-2022
    We rarely talk about the first time we notice our genital organs or the changes that occur in these organs during puberty. Isn’t it so? Well, not with our dear Trisha (15). Her discovery of her pubic hair is quite a story and one with a hair-curling twist in the end. Curious? Well, come then Continue reading...
  • I get unwanted stares at my big breasts!

    Disha | On 12-10-2022
    Hey Disha, I am just so so angry. My breasts are bigger than normal and all the boys in my class and otherwise just keep staring at them! Also, I  feel so uncomfortable in them! Ugh! It’s so irritating. Can’t I reduce their size? Pragya, 15, Bhopal.  Part of growing up Hello Pragya; bro first Continue reading...
  • What are Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)?

    Team TeenBook | On 03-10-2022
    Sexually transmitted Infections, as the name suggests, are infections that spread through unsafe sex with an infected person. Most can be treated easily but some can be incurable or even fatal. So much before one thinks about a sexual experience, one must know how to protect themselves from STIs. Read all about STIs in this Continue reading...
  • Should you get a cervical cancer vaccine?

    Team TeenBook | On 30-09-2022
    If you are approaching teenage, you may begin to hear about the HPV vaccine. A vaccine for teenagers! Didn’t you get done with them as a kid? The answer is sadly no. The HPV vaccine is a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer but can only be taken when you are approaching puberty or thereafter. So Continue reading...
  • Big or small: should breast size matter?

    Team TeenBook | On 30-09-2022
    Sia, 15, was surprised when she overheard two girls talking in her class that they want to wear padded bras because their breasts are too small. And here she was, always trying to wear loose-fitted tees and walking hunched because she thought her breasts were too big! What is the correct breast size? And does Continue reading...