Posts tagged "teens"

Get Up And Do Something

Any physical activity is good activity is the message behind the federal guidelines for physical activity, which the Department of Health and Human Services released this month. The core guideline…

Annika Harris | October 27, 2008 - 3:00 pm

No Plan B: Teen Girls Don’t Know About Emergency Contraception

Some sex-ed teachers don’t seem to be doing their jobs very well, especially when it comes to teaching young women about emergency contraception. According to a small study of 30…

Catherine Strawn | August 11, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Biology Causes Teen Girls To Act Like Sobbing Nut Jobs At Jonas Brothers’ Concerts

The current issue of Rolling Stone features the Hotness Award-nominated band the Jonas Brothers. I was a nanny for an 8-year old not too long ago and while she introduced…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 30, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Tweens And Teens Victims Of Dating Abuse

The sad, sad results of a national survey showed that about 3 percent of girls between 12 and 17 said they had been the victim of dating violence, which includes…

Catherine Strawn | July 23, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Juno Lied: Pregnancy Tests Aren’t Plan B, People

Storytime! Over at Feministing’s newly relaunched site, a teenage user on their new community board recounts a story of trying to buy a pregnancy test with her best friend at…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 11, 2008 - 11:30 am

Cliques Determine How Teenage Girls Think About Weight

According to a new study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, the peer groups teenage girls identify with influences how they think about weight. Among the group of…

Catherine Strawn | July 1, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Prom Crosses The Pond

Here’s a switch: there’s an American teen invasion in Britain. High schoolers in the U.K. who see movies like Napoleon Dynamite and Mean Girls want proms of their very own.

Simcha | June 18, 2008 - 5:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Diabetes And Pregnancy, Having What You Want, And Teens And Sex Ed

More women are entering their reproductive years with diabetes, and pre-existing diabetes is more likely to lead to miscarriages, stillbirths, and babies with birth defects due to elevated blood sugar…

Catherine Strawn | April 29, 2008 - 11:30 am

Kids Who Have Sex Young Don’t Use Much Contraception

We could never figure out why Jamie Lynn Spears didn’t just go on birth control when she decided to start having sex. Yes, it’s totally possible that she was on…

Catherine Strawn | April 10, 2008 - 6:00 pm

STD Prevention Factoid!

Drinking a cap-full of bleach will not stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It will, however, turn your insides into mulch. Guess they didn’t teach teens in Florida that in abstinence…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 8, 2008 - 11:00 am

Aspiring To Be Miss Bimbo

Most kids know more about the internet than their parents and grandparents, which is why it scares us that there are sites like Miss Bimbo out there targeting our little…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 26, 2008 - 7:30 pm

High School Confidential Is Going To, Like, Rule

I’m so excited about watching High School Confidential tonight, the new WE TV series that premiered last night (hence, it’s chillin’ in my Tivo lineup) that follows a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 11, 2008 - 2:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Contraceptives, Peaking Early, And Fake Blood

Teens are more likely to use contraceptives if they’re in a romantic relationship with their partner than if it’s a casual thing. This may seem illogical, but not many of…

Catherine Strawn | March 4, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Parking: Too Pricey A Tradition For Teens

Since Ford invented the Model A, teens in need of privacy have been getting in their cars to get frisky. From lookout points to parking lots, nearly everyone has a…

Simcha | February 25, 2008 - 7:16 pm
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