Your Questions Answered
by Tish Davidson
July 2022, 139pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7731-5
$45, £35, 40€, A62
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-7732-2
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While estrogen and testosterone are probably the most well-known, humans produce more than 50 hormones that govern a wide variety of processes throughout the body.

This book provides easy-to-understand, scientifically backed answers to readers' questions about hormones, helping them understand the many important roles they play, particularly during adolescence.

Especially during the teenage years, people are quick to blame raging hormones for everything from acne to rebellious behavior. But hormones play vital and varied roles throughout our lives, driving such basic processes as growth and metabolism and orchestrating sexual maturation and reproduction. But for many, hormones are mysterious and misunderstood. How much do you really know about hormones, how they affect our health, and how what we do can affect them?

Books in Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series follow a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers’ needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrate key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. Each book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision making.


  • Readers will gain a better understanding of what hormones are, what they do in the body, and the impact they have throughout our lives
  • Simple Q&A format makes the subject approachable and accessible to readers, allowing them to find specific information quickly and easily
  • Guide to Health Literacy section helps readers improve their research and critical thinking skills when finding and evaluating health information
  • Case studies offer real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book to provide additional context and examples
  • Common myths section dispels popular misconceptions surrounding hormones and points readers toward detailed and accurate information provided in the main text
Tish Davidson, AM, is a medical writer specializing in making technical information accessible to a general readership. Her other books with Greenwood include Vaccines: History, Science, and Issues; The Vaccine Debate; and What You Need to Know about Diabetes. Davidson is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Q&A Health Guides

All of us have questions about our health. Is this normal? Should I be doing something differently? Whom should I talk to about my concerns?

Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series addresses the questions and concerns of young readers on a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in an authoritative yet still accessible way. Each title follows a simple question-and-answer format that makes finding accurate information fast and easy. A collection of engaging case studies offers real-world insights, while a guide to common myths and misconceptions dispels the most pervasive and potentially dangerous misinformation about a topic. Each volume is rounded out with a primer on health literacy to equip readers with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need for a lifetime of healthy living.
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