teenagers

Chinese High School Bans Colorful Underwear Because Boobs

A Chinese high school has banned girls from wearing “anything but flesh-colored bras and underwear” because colorful delicates are showing through the school’s uniform. Solid-colored bras will evoke one…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Some Good News For A Change: Teen Birth Rate Hits Historic Low

Hooray! Not everything concerning teenagers and sexuality is terrible: The birth rate for teenagers in the United States hit a historic low in 2012, according to a new report from…

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2013 - 10:00 am

Adolescent Boys Think Sexual Aggression Is Flirting, Apparently?

For a long time, eyebrow-arching and pearl-clutching over “hookup culture” has focused on young women: they will feel used by young men and come to believe they can only derive…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2013 - 6:00 pm

RIP Society: 3 Teens Post Rape Of A 12-Year-Old Girl On Facebook

Three Chicago teenagers are facing sexual assault charges after they allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posted a video of that attack on Facebook.

In December,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Judge Strikes Down Age Limit On Morning-After Pill

Fathers, lock up your daughters: the government is going to be forcing slutty slut pills down their throats!

That will be the Fox News version of events. But…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: NYC Failed On Its Teen Pregnancy Campaign

New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) has recently launched a new ad campaign aimed at teen pregnancy that has caused quite a stir — and rightfully so. The campaign…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 20, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Asian Teenagers Are Wearing Trendy Fake Braces

Asia is kind of notorious for its long-standing monopoly on bizarre “trends,” from bagel heads and tentacle porn to ANIMATRONIC CAT EAR HEADBANDS THAT MOVE WITH YOUR EMOTIONS. Sorry, I…

Rachel Krause | January 3, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Pediatricians Urged To Discuss, Prescribe Emergency Contraception To Teens

Pediatricians should discuss emergency contraception with their teenaged patients and even write advance prescriptions, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended earlier this week. The morning-after pill should be taken 120…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Some NYC Schools Administer Birth Control, Morning-After Pill To Students — So What?

Earlier this week, The New York Post dropped the “exclusive” that nurses at 13 New York City public schools can dispense the morning-after pill and provide oral and injectable birth…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Porno ‘Boot Camp’ Helps Teens Tackle Addiction

Know a teen who’s hooked on porn? The Oxbow Academy, a boot-camp style facility in Utah, is treating teenagers with pornography addictions by using holistic therapy, banning phones, and insisting…

Newser | June 22, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Pink Hair Victory: Sixth Grader’s Suspension Overruled!

When Brianna Moore, a 6th grader at Shue-Medill Middle School in Delaware, raised her grades enough to make honor roll for the first time, her parents let her dye her…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 22, 2012 - 10:20 am

Why It Scares Me That Even Kate Beckinsale Is An Embarrassment To Her Teen

My parents are cool. Very cool. In fact, in some ways, they are cooler than I am. They know they all the hot restaurants in New York City, and they’ve…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | March 20, 2012 - 8:00 am

How To Talk To Teenage Girls

My senior year of college I mentored a group of teen girls at an alternative high school outside of Portland, and it was one of the most powerful and moving…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 13, 2012 - 1:00 pm

OMG, Teen Sexting Is, Like, So Not Cool

Sexting is, like, so not cool. Only one percent of kids age 10 to 17 have shared naked pics of themselves, according to new data released today in the journal…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Teen Masturbation Study Shows Boys Start Earlier And Jerk Off More

Teen boys masturbate more than teen girls and start touching themselves at younger ages, according to a new study of 800 teens by National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior.

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Poll: What’s The Right Age To Start Dating?

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Ami Angelowicz | August 28, 2010 - 11:00 am

Teen Made To Babysit For Free As Punishment

I only got in serious trouble once when I was a teen — I was a well-behaved dork, what can I say? I had been stealing change from a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 23, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Library Pressured To Remove Book About Gay Teens From Shelves

Do you know what is terrible for teenagers to read about? Homosexuality. They might get ideas! It’s a good thing Glenn Beck’s group, The 9.12 Project, (as in, after 9/11)…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Poll: How Young Is Too Young For Botox?

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Susannah Breslin | July 12, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Teen Werewolf Gangs Running Wild At Texas High School

Ah, teenagers. One day they’re drinking vodka through their eyeballs. The next day they’re sexting each other to death. Now, teen werewolves are marauding through a high school…

Susannah Breslin | May 24, 2010 - 4:20 pm