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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Food and Your Body

    Something funny is going on. More girls are on diets and more girls are overweight than ever before. Let's face it, many of us have a tortured relationship with food. But not liking your body -- and not being able to enjoy food without guilt -- takes the fun out of life. You can wind up feeling bad

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  8. Is This Love? Teen Tips for Romance and Dating

    Love can take you to new highs -- and new lows. You may have the strongest feelings of your life, which is great when things are good. But if things go bad, it’s devastating. Here are six dating tips to help you keep your head during this exciting time. Dating Tip 1: Take Your Time Some teens date,

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  9. 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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  10. How to Recognize Fitness Traps and Exercise Right

    You may think extreme exercise will help you look like a skinny model. That, and several other fitness traps, almost always ends in disappointment. Check out these popular fitness traps, and get the lowdown on healthy exercise. Fitness Trap #1: Exercise to Lose Weight You may see a bunch of twigs wa

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