Posts tagged "teens"

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 the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though the overall birth rate for all American women stayed…

Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2013

Lawsuit: 15-Year-Old Girl Kicked Out Of Summer Camp For Kissing Boy

A family filed a lawsuit yesterday against Camp Emerson, in Hinsdale, Massachusetts, because their 15-year-old daughter was kicked out of summer camp for kissing a boy. The suit, which refers to the Westport, Connecticut, teenager as “Jane Doe,” said she met the boy on something called “court time” when girls and boys play basketball together…

Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2013

A Transgender Teen Couple Make The Transition Together

Growing up, transgender teenager Katie Hill knew she should have been born a girl, not a boy. At 18, she transitioned from her male body to a female form. Her boyfriend, Arin Andrews, also knew he’d been born in the wrong body — but in his case, he identified as male, not with his female-born body.

Julie Gerstein / July 24, 2013

American Teens Are Slightly Less Pregnant Than In Years Past

Good news! Refusing to teach hormone-addled adolescents about how their bodies work and restricting them from contraceptive choices actually works!

Just kidding. No, it still doesn’t. But the teen birth rate in the United States has dropped to record lows.

Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2013

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 hours after unprotected sex, but is more effective the sooner it is taken. If taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, Plan B is almost…

Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2012

New Documentary Focuses On The Perils Of Being A Transgender Teen

Allie is 17 and from Stuttgart, Arkansas. She’s a regular teenager in many ways — worried about what other kids in school think of her and excited about college. But she’s also transgender, and that’s made her life more difficult and challenging than most of us could imagine. “I realized I was meant to be…

Julie Gerstein / October 19, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: The Teen Choice Awards

Guys, there are so many teens. So many teens that attended this year’s Teen Choice Awards. I’m not really sure what the point of the Teen Choice Awards is, other than to confer praise and accolades from the teen public onto teens they really like and admire. Either way, the teens in attendance at the…

Julie Gerstein / July 23, 2012

8 Strange Cases Of Adults Impersonating Teenagers

How’s this for crazy — 24-year-old Carissa Hads of Massachusetts was arrested after posing as a 17-year-old boy in order to gain the affections of a 15-year-old girl who had no idea she was actually a girl. Dye allegedly used a “an artificial flesh-colored penis” to simulate real male genitals, and wore a back brace…

Julie Gerstein / June 13, 2012

Debate This: Should Parents Encourage Teens To Have Sex At Home?

North Carolina mom Patty Skudlarek says she would prefer her 18-year-old son have sex in her home. Why? Because she thinks its “safer” there. “With the kids having sex at home, it’s a safer environment, because, you know, it’s clean. And usually the place they keep the condoms are in their bedroom. So then they’re…

Ami Angelowicz / May 11, 2012

Girl Talk: I Just Remembered About The Time I Stole A Girl’s Boyfriend

Sometimes, after you’ve experienced a traumatic event, your brain does all it can to protect you from trauma. In the case of physical pain, your body can go into a type of physical shock — like when car crash victims report that they were able to escape a burning car despite a major open leg…

Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2012

Fashion Flashback: Super Cute ’60s Style

We came across these photos of teen girls from the 1960s and fell in love. We thought you might also appreciate a glimpse into what hippie teens wore around high school campuses back in the day. I’m really wishing I had a pair of corduroy bells right about now……

Julie Gerstein / December 11, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Teens Are Not Having Babies Like They Used To

Kids: they are not having babies like they used to. The teen birth rate fell to a record low in 2009 in a six percent drop from 2008 figures. It’s the second year in a row that the birth rate among teens has fallen. [Washington Post]
Ladies Shoes Me is a new French dating site…

Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2010

Getting Textual: Teens Send More Than 3,000 Texts A Month

Teens: step away from the cell phone. According to new data from Nielson, teens send an average of 3,339 texts PER MONTH. At the same time, voice calling is on the decline. Phone usage has decreased 14 percent from last year. More than 3,000 texts a month is an exorbitant number — that’s around six…

Julie Gerstein / October 19, 2010

Study: Acne Sufferers Have More Suicidal Thoughts

Being a teen is hard — but being a teen with really bad acne is positively suicidal, at least according to a new Norwegian study. Teens with bad skin are two times as likely to have suicidal thoughts, say researchers from the University of Oslo. The study examined the psychological habits of Norwegian teens. Fourtee…

Julie Gerstein / September 17, 2010

Letters To Our Younger Selves

Yesterday was my 34th birthday and after, like, my second or third glass of celebratory wine, I started thinking about how I’ve now spent the last 17 birthdays away from my parents. Half my life! If I didn’t feel like an adult before, that little realization certainly did it for me. And then I started…

Wendy Atterberry / September 9, 2010

Tavi’s Open Letter To Seventeen Magazine Over Its “Fat & Ugly” Cover Line

Prodigious pint-sized blogger Tavi has lept on the Seventeen magazine bashing bandwagon. And for good reason: The 13-year-old penned an open letter to Seventeen on her blog, The Style Rookie, over a downright evil cover line on its June/July 2010 issue, “The Party Drug That Can Make You Fat & Ugly.” Fat and ugly? Yeah,…

Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2010

I-Dosing Gets Teens High Digitally?!

You’re probably asking yourself: “How the hell is it possible to get high digitally?” Well, you know those ecstasy-hungry and internet-savvy teens are always looking for the next big high. And apparently, one only needs a set of headphones, an MP3 player, and an internet connection to experience “i-dosing,” which involves purchasing “digital…

Annika Harris / July 15, 2010

Oh, How I’ve Missed Ye, “Dawson’s Creek”

When “Dawson’s Creek” first aired, I was in 7th grade and was caught in a blissful lust-cloud of my first “relationship.” Gregory Ware* was the self-appointed Dawson of Pine Cobble School, not because he was so arty or into film, but mainly because he had blond hair kind of like Dawson’s, dressed like him (oh,…

Leonora Epstein / May 6, 2010

9 Teens Charged After Classmate Commits Suicide

Nine Massachusetts teens were charged today with statutory rape, violation of civil rights, criminal harassment and disturbing a school assembly in conjunction with a bullying incident. Back in January, 15-year-old Phoebe Prince was jumped by a group of male and female students in the school library and hallways. Phoebe was verbally harassed, physically abused, and…

Ami Angelowicz / March 30, 2010

How Gossip Girls Really Dress

As if Little J could really get away with dressing like a drugged-out downtown hooker at a posh prep school. It feels like with each season, “Gossip Girl” becomes increasingly unbelievable. We wish they’d just tone things down a little bit and take a page from the real world. Like, for example, finding out how…

Leonora Epstein / March 21, 2010