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It’s Time To Cry: Teen Takes His Great-Grandma To Prom

I want to think 19-year-old Austin Dennison, a church-going Eagle Scout who plays football, baseball, and basketball and performs in the school band, is a little goody-two-shoes. But I just…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2014 - 11:30 am

Teens Discover The Real Danger Of Selfies: Lice

What’s the true danger of teen selfie-snapping? Not that they’ll be embarrassed of their online footprint later in life. Not that they might take a risqué picture that falls in…

Ami Angelowicz | February 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Holiday Nightmare: A Mob Of Crazed Teens Storm A Shopping Mall

I don’t know what your idea of a holiday nightmare is — maybe, wrestling your way through a Black Friday crowd at WalMart? — but mine is a mob of…

Ami Angelowicz | December 28, 2013 - 10:00 am

Teen Girl Commits Suicide After Her Parents Wouldn’t Let Her Log Onto Facebook

Teenagers are known for having … shall we say, dramatic … reactions to things they don’t like. But this story is beyond tragic: a 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide…

Jessica Wakeman | October 29, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Annapolis High School Bans Twerking, Grinding, & Everything Else Fun That Happens At School Dances

Gone are the days when a nun rushes between you and your date at a school dance, reminding you to leave six inches for the baby Jesus. Now schools are…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Study: 1 In 10 Teens Has Committed Sexual Violence

Almost 10 percent American young adults between ages 14 and 21 admitted to committing sexual violence at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2013 - 5:30 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 24, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2013 - 8:30 am

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

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…

Julie Gerstein | October 19, 2012 - 9:40 am