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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Which Birth Control Methods Are Best for Teens?

      Sept. 21, 2012 -- Sexually active teen girls' best bet for birth control is either an IUD or a birth-control implant, say new guidelines from a leading doctors' group. More than 40% of teens are sexually active. Nearly all of them use some kind of birth control. But fewer than 1 in 20 uses the most

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    8. Emma Roberts: Life On and Off the Set

      When Emma Roberts won the role of a bratty pop star in Celeste and Jesse Forever (opening in August), she was thrilled. Of course she was delighted to be playing opposite Rashida Jones, known for her roles in NBC's Parks and Recreation and The Office. But Roberts was also pretty excited about playin

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    9. Partying: 7 Things That Can Go Wrong

      Partying sounds fun. But sometimes, parties get out of hand. Here are seven risky scenarios and ways to work around them. You already know that it's illegal if you're underage. But alcohol is often part of parties -- and some teens drink so much that they put their lives at risk. "I've seen people c

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    10. Teen Girls' Guide to Teen Boys

      You may be noticing guys more often than when you were a kid. Understanding boys can be tricky. So here’s the inside scoop on what teen guys go through. Boys usually begin puberty between the ages of 10 and 15. That's two years later than most girls. Starting at about age 12 or 13, and as early as 9

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