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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Dealing with Early Puberty

    Puberty isn't easy -- especially when you go through it before any of your friends. "It's a huge amount of change in a very short period of time," says Pamela Murray, MD, MPH. "Change is always tough." Murray is a pediatrics professor at West Virginia University. Your body is going to go through a l

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  6. Sports Training and Injury Prevention for Teen Girls

    If you're planning on participating in soccer, running, tennis, cheerleading, gymnastics, soccer, or any other sport, give yourself time to get in shape before jumping into the season. You'll not only be faster and have better endurance, you'll also be less likely to suffer an injury that may preven

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  7. 5 Embarrassing Body Changes for Teen Girls

    You're not a kid anymore. Maybe you're not exactly an adult woman yet, but you know that your body changes when you're a teen -- and you're so ready to move on. On the other hand, all these changes can completely stress you out. You may worry that you’re not getting breasts as soon as the other girl

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  8. Miranda Cosgrove Preps for College

    When Miranda Cosgrove's band went on its Dancing Crazy tour this summer, she fancied it a bit like college. "We're all on a bus, we watch movies, and it's kind of like having a sleepover every night," says Cosgrove, 18, star of the long-running Nickelodeon hit iCarly. "My backup singer's mom sends c

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  9. Mean Girls: How to Deal With Them

    Middle school is an awkward time for a lot of girls. At that age, it can be so hard to fit in. For Anna Thomas, middle school in metro Atlanta was a total nightmare. "I remember a bunch of girls would stare at me at lunch and make fun of me," Thomas, who is now 18, remembers. "People would walk by m

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  10. Your Life Online

    Amanda Randolph says she was just 15 when she "met" a 44-year-old man in an online chat room. Amanda was looking for someone to talk to. She was lonely. All the attention at home was focused on her older sister, who was pregnant with twins. "I was telling him that basically my home life sucked becau

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