teenager sexual development

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 »

Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens
Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

After reviewing decades of published studies, a team of paediatric, adolescent and women’s health experts concludes that regulatory, behavioural and scientific evidence supports switching oral contraceptives from prescription-only status to over-the-counter (OTC) availability. Moreover, the experts say, the evidence also ... Read More »

What youth want from GPs
What youth want from GPs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by medical students from the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School has revealed what young people really want when visiting their general practitioner. The medical students surveyed 155 teenagers aged 16-18 from a rural Tasmanian high school, ... Read More »

Teens want sex education that’s about more than the sex
Teens want sex education that’s about more than the sex (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Young people have spoken. In an era where information about sex and sexuality is pervasive on the internet, they say sexuality education classes at school need to be about much more than just sex. A report released this week by ... 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 »

Mobile technology to promote adolescent sexual health
Mobile technology to promote adolescent sexual health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A project that explores how mobile technology can help to promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health has led to collaboration between academics from UTS and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Professor Regina Lee from PolyU was in Sydney recently to ... Read More »

Household happiness and relationships
Household happiness and relationships (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Australians who live in towns of less than 1,000 residents or rural locations have significantly higher levels of life satisfaction than those living in major cities, according to Australia’s most comprehensive household survey. The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in ... Read More »

Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception
Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of nearly 1,000 teens found that sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception than normal weight peers, putting them at higher risk of unintended pregnancy. Obese adolescents who did use contraception were also less ... Read More »

Only half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at recommended age
Only half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at recommended age (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer but a new study by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended ... Read More »

Teen girls report less sexual victimisation after virtual reality assertiveness training
Teen girls report less sexual victimisation after virtual reality assertiveness training (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimised after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, finds a new study. The effects persisted over a three-month period following the training, ... Read More »

 
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