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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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. Sanitary Products for Your Period

    Today, girls starting their periods have a lot of choices in sanitary products: disposable pads, tampons, even menstrual cups. Try out several options to find out what's most comfortable for you. Soon you'll have a preference. Here's some basic information on your choices.  Pads for your period come

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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. 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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  10. Understanding Your Period and Menstrual Cycle

    Getting your period is a rite of passage surrounded by whispered rumor and mystery. Some girls dread it. Others can't wait. But all girls menstruate, and it helps to understand what's going on. Here are answers to seven common questions about a girl's period. During the month, blood builds up in the

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