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Girls May Marry Younger If They Menstruate Early
Girls May Marry Younger If They Menstruate Early (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The timing of a girl’s first menstruation may affect her first sexual encounter, first pregnancy, and her vulnerability to some sexually transmitted infections, according to a meta-analysis by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. These patterns of ... Read More »

Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction
Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges. And they appear to thrive in this setting ... Read More »

Male infant circumcision has a 200 to one risk-benefit: research
Male infant circumcision has a 200 to one risk-benefit: research (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

There is a 200 to 1 risk-benefit in favour of infant male circumcision compared to the lifetime risk of being an uncircumcised male, a new study in World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics reveals. The new study by researchers at the University Sydney, UNSW Sydney and several teaching ... Read More »

One in five teens do not have a chlamydia test when requested by GP
One in five teens do not have a chlamydia test when requested by GP (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has found teenagers are ignoring requests by their GP to get tested for chlamydia, highlighting the need for clinics to establish systems to improve screening rates. One in five young people are not submitting a specimen for chlamydia ... Read More »

Teen Sex Talks with Parents Associated with Safer Sex
Teen Sex Talks with Parents Associated with Safer Sex (1 votes, average: 1.00 out of 5)

Talking about sex with parents, especially mothers, had an effect on safer sex behavior among adolescents, especially girls, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. Risky sexual behavior among adolescents is a serious public health problem because of ... Read More »

More US teens susceptible to HSV-1 infection, a growing cause of genital herpes
More US teens susceptible to HSV-1 infection, a growing cause of genital herpes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study suggests a growing number of U.S. adolescents lack antibodies that may help protect them later in life against an increasingly important cause of genital herpes. Published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and available online, the findings ... Read More »

Shaky ground when it comes to circumcision
Shaky ground when it comes to circumcision (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The recent stance taken by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on the circumcision of infants is guilty of cultural bias and selective evidence, and is ultimately “untenable,” argue a human rights lawyer and a paediatrician in a trenchant critique ... Read More »

Teen girls, birth control and parents’ opinions
Teen girls, birth control and parents’ opinions (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents are more accepting of their teenage daughters using birth control pills than any other form of contraception, including condoms, according to a recent study from UC San Francisco (UCSF). The most effective contraceptive methods, the implant – a matchstick-sized ... Read More »

Getting pregnant: Advice about pregnancy planning
Getting pregnant: Advice about pregnancy planning (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For the ladies who want to get pregnant, it’s time to get going on your health, pronto! The healthier you are pre-pregnancy, the healthier you’ll be during pregnancy – and healthy mums means healthy bubs. Even if you’re not sure ... Read More »

 
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