Rethinking Puberty — How to Make “The Talk” Less Awkward for Everyone

“Speaking of fruit punch, Chloe, let’s talk about your first period!”

Rites of passage are a lot like doctor’s appointments. Some are more painful than others, but afterward you’re always glad they happened. Some of these monumental moments in our lives vary based on region, religion, culture and sex. For example, I’ve never met anyone who’s had both a bar mitzvah and a quinceañera. Other events are mostly universal, like taking your first…