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Teenage Health

Need health tips for your teenager or worried you have a troubled teen? Get information and advice on teenage health issues.

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What is the teenage birthrate?

Teen birthrates are at a record low in the United States, although there is disagreement as to why. Learn about the teenage birthrate in this article.


Despite What You Think, Today's Teens Are Better Adjusted Than Gen X Teens

U.S. government survey shows that rates of drinking, smoking and having sex are all lower today than 25 years ago. See more »

Certain Adolescent Brains Can't Stop Gaming. That's Good and Bad — Here's Why

The brains of diagnosed compulsive gamers operate differently from the rest of us, mostly in beneficial ways, but sometimes in negative ways. See more »

Does your teen have too much responsibility?

Ayana Rose-Williams, therapist of My Mom is Obsessed, lays down the ground rules for teens and how much responsibility they should really have. See more »

5 Parent Traits That Teens Hate

There's no perfect science to raising a teenager. Some days just don't make sense. But if you know the traits teens dislike, you can at least brace yourself for what's ahead. See more »

How to Know When to Give Your Child Space

Axl Rose once sang, in November Rain, that everybody needs some time on their own. But how about when it's that sweet child o' yours? See more »

What is the average teens weight and height?

The average weight and height for teens and adults is calculated differently. Learn what the average weight and height is for teens in this article. See more »

What are the current stressors in a teenager's life?

Teens can stress out for lots of reasons. Learn about current stressors in a teenager’s life in this article. See more »

While a common age for teens to have sex is 17, the trend is to delay. Learn about the typical time teens will have sex from this article. See more »

Although many support groups are available online, you may get better results from a face-to-face group. Learn where to find a support group for your depressed teen from this article. See more »

Young girls should visit the OB-GYN even before they are sexually active, to check development and have the opportunity to ask questions about any concerns they may have. Learn when you should bring your teen to the OB-GYN in this article. See more »