How Gastric Bypass in Teen Girls Affects Future Pregnancies

With the perfection of the gastric bypass treatment for obesity, teen girls are choosing the procedure over traditional weight loss efforts more often in the United States. ... read more »

Health Effects: Teens and Increased Screen Time

A recent survey of teen activities indicates Australian teenagers are trading the recommended one hour per day of physical activity for more screen time and it could be jeopardizing their health. ... read more »

Sex Education: Young People Not Getting What They Want

Two recently published studies concerning sex education indicate young people are just not getting what they want. They’d really rather be getting the straight story. ... read more »

Teenagers’ Sperm Cells Exhibit High Rate of Mutations

A recent study suggests the children of teenage fathers may exhibit higher rates of low birth weight as well as greater risk for autism, schizophrenia, and birth defects that include spina bifida. ... read more »

Is There an Age Limit for Buying a Home Pregnancy Test?

There is a huge push to prevent teen pregnancy and that push has resulted in a drop in teen pregnancy rates, but that doesn’t mean teens are not having sex and that they no longer need home pregnancy tests. ... read more »

Should Teen Girls Be Tested for Pregnancy Prior to Surgery?

Teen pregnancy rates are dropping, but there are still many teen pregnancies reported each year. Should teen girls be routinely tested for pregnancy no matter the age or claimed sexual status? ... read more »

Teens' Happy Moods Contagious Like the Flu

A recent study of teenage moods discovered a happy ending: negative moods do not spread among teenage friends but happy moods are contagious, just like the flu. ... read more »

Birth Control Implants for Preventing Pregnancy in Teens

Teen pregnancy rates are on the decline, but that doesn't mean teens are not getting pregnant. According to some reports, the repeat pregnancy rate for teens is somewhere near 50-percent and many repeat pregnancies are happening within one year of giving birth. ... read more »

Is Giving My Child the Pill Telling Her She Can Have Sex?

As with so many medical issues, sometimes it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. This can be especially distressing when deciding whether the birth control pill may be a good option for your teen daughter. There are many common myths involving teens and the pill. ... read more »

Sex Initiation and Teen Pregnancy Risk

Very little is known about the connection between initiation of sexual behavior in the teen population and resulting teen pregnancy rates. ... read more »

Teen Obesity May Increase Risk of Early Pregnancy

High school is a time for social and physical development, but it can also be a time when teens take risks that could have long-term ramifications. According to researchers from Penn State, obesity rates may have a direct impact on early pregnancy rates. ... read more »

Teen Pregnancy Risks Associated with Literacy

Schools across the United States have embarked on literacy campaigns to increase reading levels for elementary, middle and high-school students. ... read more »

Fertility Perception in Young, Adolescent Girls with Cancer

While significant studies exist revealing how young female cancer patients feel about future fertility and impact of cancer treatment on fertility, little is known about fertility perception in the healthy, female adolescent population. ... read more »

Spring Break May Lead to More Teen Pregnancies

Have you ever wondered what month accounts for the highest number of pregnancies? The answer is different for adults and teens. According to current research, teens are more apt to conceive in the month of March; the same month as spring break trips and activities. ... read more »

Teenage Pregnancies: How to Stop the Rise

According to a national survey in the United States, pregnancies occur in 750,000 teens every year. ... read more »

Teenage Pregnancy Options for Young Mothers

When a young woman finds they are facing teenage pregnancy there are several decisions about the future they can choose from. ... read more »

Teens Who Smoke Marijuana Affect Offspring Reaction to Opiates

There are many parents who admit to trying marijuana at least once during their teenage years. While it may not seem like a big deal at the time, smoking marijuana could have a long term effect that passes on to offspring. ... read more »

Teens’ Risky Behavior Represents Fast-Track Learning

The teenage years are strongly associated with risky behaviors, thrill seeking, and instant gratification.  Kids may think their daring dos make life exciting and parents may lose sleep worrying over their teens but a new study of brain activity suggests risky behaviors that promise high rewards may actually be an age-appropriate way of fast-track learning.  ... read more »

Exercise Takes Sting Out of Teen Bullying

Good physical health promotes good mental health, too, and may help take the sting out of bullying for teenagers. ... read more »

Exercising Teens Face Reduced Risk of Cancer in Middle Age

A recent study from Vanderbilt University has uncovered an added benefit of exercise: when girls were exercising regularly as teens, they faced a reduced risk of cancer when they reached middle age. ... read more »

Do Teen Girls Know How to Effectively Use Condoms?

Teens that have sex are increasing their risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease (STD) and few teens understand how to use the most effective barrier – condoms. This is especially true of teen girls. ... read more »

Does a Lack of Omega-3 Make Teens Hyperactive?

The amount of kids with anxiety and hyperactivity issues has been rising steadily for many years, and while many are misdiagnosed as having ADHD, many kids and teens do struggle with this disorder. ... read more »

Childcare: How to Be a Teenage Babysitter

Many young girls have already started thinking about working as a babysitter by the time they reach their 13th birthday. Even boys are starting to jump on the earning train by offering sitting services to families (especially those with male children). ... read more »

Too Much Sports May be Bad for Adolescent Well-Being

Health professionals are promoting exercise to help curb rising childhood obesity rates but results from a new study show that getting too much exercise might actually be bad for a child's health. ... read more »

High-Risk Teens and the Papanicolaou Test

Current standards suggest testing for cervical cancer starting at age 21, but researchers believe there could be an unrealized need for testing earlier in high-risk teen populations. ... read more »

Slow Growth in Infancy Disappears by Teen Years

Slow growth in infancy can be difficult for some parents to deal with or understand, but researchers from the University of Bristol claim growth rates tend to reach near normal by teen years. ... read more »

Early Sexual Activity and Early Substance Use

Experts know, based on previous research and data collection, that conduct problems are predictive of an earlier sexually active start, higher risk of pregnancy and higher risk of contracting an STD, including HIV. ... read more »