Adolescence is a short but very important time in your life. You go through physical, emotional, sexual, and social changes - things like puberty, dating and relationships. You also go through educational and employment changes - public school to high school, to university/college to the world of work. You try new things and meet new people.
How you feel about yourself, the experiences you have to draw on, and the knowledge you have affect the decisions you make. The choices you make are a result of your childhood experiences, your family and community environments, and the influences of your friends.
The teen years are the time in your life where you have the chance to make personal choices that will affect your life as an adult.
This website contains the information you need to make healthy choices. We offer you information about places you can visit and people you can call, at Peel Health, if you want more information or if you have questions.
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Revised: March 28, 2013