This is how GPs can get teenagers to open up

DR MELISSA KANG has been the ‘Dolly Doctor’ for 22 years.

Over that time, the mode by which readers pose their questions has changed from post to email, but the questions, she says, are just the same.

“It’s always — ‘Am I normal?’,” she says.

The bulk of the Dolly Doctor questions come from 13- to 14-year-old girls. They are looking for reassurance about the changes puberty is wreaking on their bodies.

“Why is one breast bigger than the other? Is what’s happening to my body normal? What’s wrong with my periods?” are the concerns

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