Posts tagged "teens"

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 me to the magical world of Miley Cyrus, I have never been able to like the Jonas Brothers because she sang that song “Year 3000″…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2008

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 physical abuse, sexual assault, and being threatened with a weapon. In the same age group, 0.6 percent of boys said they’d been a victim.

Catherine Strawn / July 23, 2008

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 a drug store and being refused because of her age. When the teen presents the fact that she legally has the right to buy a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2008

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 236 girls between 13 and 18 who were surveyed, those who identified with athletic peers, aka jocks, weren’t very concerned about their weight; burnouts believed…

Catherine Strawn / July 1, 2008

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. Over the past few years Hummer limos, tuxedo rentals, and candy-colored ball gowns have been selling/renting like hot cakes across the country. Really, of all…

Simcha / June 18, 2008

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 during the first trimester. Amelia, this means you need to lay off the leftover Peeps. [Ivanhoe]
Research published in Psychological Science suggests that people who…

Catherine Strawn / April 29, 2008

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 the pill and didn’t take as directed — eight out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they don’t follow the instructions –…

Catherine Strawn / April 10, 2008

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 education class. [ABC Action News]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2008

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 girls. The interactive game lets you “become the hottest, coolest most famous bimbo ever!” Because Paris Hilton doesn’t already have that job covered? Okay. User…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2008

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 group of high school girls as they tackle issues with sex, drugs, body image, etcetera. Like Lauren G., who’s battling a brain tumor; or Cate,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 11, 2008

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 the actions performed under the influence of teenage hormones make any sense. [Washington Post]
Some Asian women in Britain who have been sexually active are…

Catherine Strawn / March 4, 2008

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 story of laying out in the backseat. Cruisin’ around in your car is an American tradition, like baseball or apple pie; It’s an iconic symbol…

Simcha / February 25, 2008
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