Welcome to iEmily, the place for girls' health. iEmily offers comprehensive,
accurate and up-to-date information on all aspects of girls' health. As
parents, you have had to become healthcare "consumers" as you navigate
the new healthcare system of HMOs and insurance companies. The Web has
been a positive force in providing people with a wealth of information
about medical conditions and procedures.
iEmily aims to teach our daughters how to be knowledgeable and responsible
in matters of health. Our site includes sections devoted to general and
reproductive health and skin care (Sex, Your Body, and Health), mental
health (Your Mind and Feelings), nutrition (Healthy Eating), and fitness
(Keep Fit). Natural health is an area of growing interest, and teenage
girls want to learn more, too. Our Natural Health section provides a broad
overview of natural health.
In our message boards, girls can send their questions to our team of physicians
and receive personalized answers. Of course, the girls cannot get medical
advice--only someone who examines you can give medical advice. They can,
however, get explanations and information tailored to their specific concerns.
iEmily monitors its chat rooms, message boards, and other forums regularly
to help stop inappropriate materials from being posted.
Like most parents, you are concerned about your child’s privacy and protection
online. It is iEmily’s intention to adhere to the FTC's Children's Online
Privacy and Protection Act. Our policies describing our practices of collecting,
using, and disclosing personal information from children under 13 are
contained in our COPPA Notice.
We know that some parents may be concerned that iEmily deals with sensitive
material, particularly in the areas of mental health and reproductive
health. We hope that we treat these areas in a way that parents find informative,
respectful, and helpful. iEmily is a resource for parents seeking guidance
in handling these topics. Despite our best intentions, parents can’t always
find the time, the words or the courage to tell our daughters how to protect
themselves in a world that can be filled with risks.
We want to hear from you. You are on the front lines of educating our
daughters. If you have any suggestions or comments about how iEmily can
help you in your job as teacher and guide to your daughter, please email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Parents
out our parenting
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, et al. Your Adolescent.
Harper Collins, 1999.
Cohen-Sandler, Roni, PhD, and Michelle Silver. I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate
You! A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict. Penguin, 2000.
Haffner, Debra W. From Diapers to Dating : A Parent's Guide to Raising
Sexually Healthy Children, from Infancy to Adolescence. Newmarket Press,
Komaroff, Anthony L., et al. Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide.
Simon & Schuster, 1999.
Madaras, Lynda, et al. What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls A
Growing Up Guide for Parents and Daughters. Newmarket Press, 1987.
Wolf, Anthony E. Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and
Cheryl to the Mall? A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager. Noonday, 1992.