I recently came across several articles which were based upon a large amount of excellent data that the Center for Disease Control collects annually. Thousands of students in grades across the nation self-report the frequency of sexual activity, usage of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and weapons, and the amount of physical activity they undertake. This data is detailed, professionally collected, and sufficient in depth to make valid scientific observations and conclusions, which many writers do in scientific journals each year.
If you have a teenage girl in your life -- or if you have ever been a teenage girl -- drop everything you are doing right now and read this excerpt from an amazing personal essay by writer Meghan Harper. Those girls, man. They take all that energy, all that circulating fire in their veins, and instead of letting it destroy them, they choose to love, ferociously.
As the world is right now, feminism is more important than ever. Kelly Jensen, an associate editor at Book Riothas created a guide to 21st century feminism for young people, unpacking issues surrounding racism, mental health, body image, sex and relationships and gender all through an intersectional feminism lens. Contributors to the anthology include Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay and recent Dazed cover star, actor and activist Amandla Stenbergall bringing essays, poems and articles to the guide.
Our culture often celebrates teenage boys for engaging in sex, while punishing girls for participating in the same acts. In a technology centered world, the media plays a huge role in reinforcing these ideas. Oftentimes, the plots of these films are sex centered, portraying sex as only desired by men.
Within the last few years, TV shows have reinvented the way in which we approach teenage issues. And some of them are worth watching for the fashion alone did we really wear chokers? This film is about a nerdy high schooler Patrick Dempsey who bribes a beautiful cheerleader Amanda Peterson into pretending to be his girlfriend, in order to boost his own social status.
Teen film is a film genre targeted at teenagers and young adults in which the plot is based upon the special interests of teenagers and young adults, such as coming of agefirst love, rebellion, conflict with parents, teen angst, and alienation. Some of these films are targeted at adults as well as teenagers. Teen films have been a trope of the cinema industry that started with Twilight.
We were teenagers once, so we know the thoughts surrounding sex. Looking back, we might wish our parents told us one thing when they told us another. So for you, gorgeous ones, we have six things teenage girls need to know about sex.
Tweens and teens are going through dramatic body transformations between the ages of Between their growing bodies, raging hormones, puberty and more, you, as a parent are going to need to be armed with a variety of health-related resources. We've pulled together a few hot topics including sex-ed and pregnancy, along with general health here for you.
Teenagers in Norway practise the urban sport parkour. Cole Skinner was hanging from a wall above an abandoned quarry when he heard a car pull up. The two say that they seek out places such as construction sites and disused buildings — not to get into trouble, but to explore.
In this photo taken on Sept 16,an alleged Indian human-trafficking victim sits at a police station after being rescued from a village in Karnal around kms from New Delhi. She spoke to no one, refused to meet friends and lay in bed. Closeted in her room, the Indian teenager was consumed by guilt, blaming herself for being snatched from her village, taken to a neighbouring state and sex trafficked into a brothel. That morning, I never imagined that I would be so terrified by night," she said from Gobra, a village of fewer than families along the India-Bangladesh border.