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    1. The Pill Tied to Fewer Knee Injuries in Teen Girls

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who take birth control pills may be less likely to seriously injure their knees than those who don't take the pill, a new study suggests. "Young athletes currently use birth control pills for various reasons

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    2. Condom Use Falls When Teen Girls Use IUDs vs. Pill

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school girls who use long-acting contraception -- such as IUDs or implants -- are less likely to focus on condom use than girls who are on the Pill, a new study finds. Experts say the finding shows that many

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    3. Chemical-Free Cosmetics: Safer for Teen Girls?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Switching to chemical-free cosmetics and shampoos quickly lowers levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the bodies of teen girls, a new study reports. Chemicals widely used in personal care products -- including phthala

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    4. Vaccine Cuts Teen Girls' HPV Rates by Two-Thirds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ten years of vaccinating against human papillomavirus (HPV) has cut infections from this cancer-causing virus by 64 percent among teen girls, U.S. health officials report. "We are continuing to see decreases in the HPV t

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    5. More Fiber May Mean Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls who get plenty of fiber in their diets may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life, a new, large study suggests. The study, published online Feb. 1 in the journal Pediatrics, does not prove that fiber, i

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    6. Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The impact that young teens' sexual activity has on their circle of friends differs for girls and boys, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from youngsters in 28 rural communities in Iowa and Pennsylvania who wer

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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