San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) April 17, 2008 -- The New York Times recently reported, "The first national study of four common sexually transmitted diseases among girls and young women has found that one in four are infected with at least one of the diseases." The new book, 'What Your Mother Never Told You - A Survival Guide For Teenage Girls' by author Richard Dudum, is one way to help fight these frightening STD statistics.
This timely teen self-help book provides tools and strategies to help reverse this dangerous trend.
Reviewer Jesse Kornbluth notes, "After reading the New York Times article, I looked for a book to recommend to teenage girls. Most seemed seriously out of touch--except for one writer: Richard Dudum, a San Francisco lawyer who's fathered two sons and two daughters. I like Dudum for his bluntness and awareness. Kids do stuff. Drugs. Sex. Liquor. And while the girls may not play with fire for the same reasons that boys do, they're the ones who pay the price. So they must be the ones who learn to say no."
Nothing is left unsaid in 'What Your Mother Never Told You. Besides the dangers of STDs, Dudum delves into sensitive teen issues such as social networking websites like Facebook, alcohol use, effective communication skills and self-confidence. He recommends parents leave a copy in their daughter's bedroom and guarantees they'll read it.
A Texas high school senior who did read it said, "What Your Mother Never Told You immediately caught my attention as I read how to communicateâ¦ how to face the consequences of my actions, how to deal with the sexual pressure regularly put on girls. I saw the need for every girl to be aware of how she is being treated and persuaded."
'What Your Mother Never Told You' climbed to #1 in Amazon's Parenting-Teenagers category and ranked #1 on Amazon's 'Hot New Releases in Books' after being on the market less than 90 days.
For more information, visit http://www.whatyourmothernevertoldyou.net.
Author Richard Dudum is available for interviews.