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    1. The Guy's Guide to Dealing With Late Puberty

      It can be tough to start puberty way after other guys you know. They're already growing, their voices are changing. And you might be stuck with this: Teased at school for being short People think you're younger than you are Have trouble keeping up with bigger, stronger guys in PE or sports Feel left

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    2. After a Concussion: What to Do

      Have you ever hit your head in a game or after a fall -- and felt anything like this afterward: Have trouble concentrating. Get distracted easily by noises and lights. Feel "zoned out." Have trouble focusing on your homework. Forget to do assignments. Forget stuff you learned recently, including thi

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    3. Coming Out as a LGBT Teen

      Erin Oliveri started to realize she was a lesbian when she was about 13. “We’d be playing kissing games at parties and I didn’t want to kiss any of the guys,” she says. For the next few years, she struggled with figuring out her sexual identity. Growing up on Staten Island -- a short ferry ride away

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    4. LGBT Teens and Stress

      Being a teenager is tough. But teens who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) -- as well as those who are still coming to terms with their sexuality -- often have it much tougher still. Bullying, teasing, harassment, and sometimes physical violence are not uncommon

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    5. How to Talk to Your Parents

      You need to talk to your parents about some things, like curfews and rides. But maybe you don't like to turn to them for personal or social advice. You might be surprised if you give them a try. “Nobody is going to care about and love you with the intensity of your parents -- even when you’re trying

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    6. Puberty and Your Changing Body

      “Am I normal?” That's a question many girls ask during puberty. Chances are your body development is quite normal. But there’s so much going on at once, just knowing what's coming can help put your mind at ease. Here's what to expect during puberty -- and why. Puberty usually starts between the ages

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    7. Your First Gynecologic Exam: What to Expect

      You may not be very excited about your first visit to the gynecologist, a doctor who specializes in women's health. But you may actually end up enjoying it. It’s an opportunity to start becoming actively involved in your own health care. It’s a chance to ask all those questions you have about your c

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    8. Acne and How to Treat It

      People may tell you that eating French fries, chocolate, or pizza causes acne. But there is no proven link between diet and acne. Even intense stress does not cause acne, although it can make it worse. The truth? Changing hormones cause acne, which is why so many young people get it during puberty o

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    9. Talking to Your Daughter About Dating, Sex, and Peer Pressure

      Carpool made Claudia Kaufman’s ears ring. “The kids would talk about who was hooking up with who,” she says. As a mother, she wanted to know more. So she asked, “What do you mean they hooked up? Do you mean they made out? Did they have sex?” Her daughters never told her. What they did tell her, by w

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    10. Are You in an Abusive Relationship?

      Jennifer Gómez never forgot about her high school boyfriend after graduation. He haunted her in nightmares even after she moved away and changed her name. She says she would wake up with the memory of the abuse he inflicted on her fresh on her mind. A few years later, he tracked her down online. “We

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