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  1. 1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Abused While Dating

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens -- both boys and girls -- fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds. Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they'd been abused at least

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  2. Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report. Among nearly 5,600 girls aged 9 to 14 who were followed between 1996 and 2001, the researchers found t

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  3. Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at the recommended age, a new study finds. HPV is believed to cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and also other types of canc

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  4. IUDs, Implants Endorsed for Teen Birth Control

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state. Although most U.S. teens opt for condoms or birth control pi

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  5. Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows. An estimated 4 million fewer births occurred among te

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  6. Makeup and Your Skin

    Foundation makeup, if worn correctly, can help to smooth out your skin’s little (or sometimes not-so-little) imperfections. But how do you know which product will give your young skin the healthy glow you’re after, without looking caked on or like you’re wearing your mom’s makeup? WebMD talked with

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  7. Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 20 percent of American teens who give birth have already had one or more babies, a federal study released Tuesday says. In 2010, more than 365,000 teens aged 15 to 19 gave birth and about 67,000 (18.3 percent) of those w

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  8. Intimate Grooming: Shaving or Waxing Pubic Hair

    Thinking about personal grooming for a very tender spot on your body? Here are the best -- and safest -- ways to protect your private parts if you want to remove pubic hair. There's no medical reason why you should or shouldn't remove your pubic hair. It's not dirty, and girls who take it off aren't

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  9. Prescribe Morning-After Pill to Teens in Advance?

    Nov. 26, 2012 -- Pediatricians should routinely talk to their teen patients about emergency birth control and write them prescriptions for “morning-after pills” so they can get them quickly if necessary, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although the U.S. t

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  10. HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Promiscuity in Girls

    Oct. 15, 2012 -- Getting the HPV vaccine is not linked to signs of increased sexual activity in preteen girls, a new study shows. Genital HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a sexually transmitted infection. Gardasil, an HPV vaccine approved in 2006, and Cervarix, a second HPV vaccine approved in 2009,

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