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Sexuality and Body Image Articles

Teens, Parents & Sex Moving from "The Talk" to True Dialogue

Nov 15, 2016
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New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a 25 percent drop in the U.S. teen birth rate from 2007 to 2011—good news because most Americans hope that young people will wait until maturity to begin a family. Providing teens with medically-accurate information and access...
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Teenage Pregnancy Prevention

Facts About Teenage Pregnancy and Ways to Prevent It

Jul 26, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Listen up, parents! The United States leads the industrialized world in teen pregnancies, STDs, and abortions . Teens are having sex at younger ages, with more partners, and with less protection. What can you do to keep your child safe? Talk to them about sex early, says psychologist and sex...
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Teen Pregnancy

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Teen Pregnancy

Jul 26, 2016
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Since 2014, studies have shown that teen birth rates have been declining. Birth rates have fallen 11% for women between the ages of 15–17 years and 7% for women between the ages of 18–19 years, according to the CDC . To continue this steady decline of teen pregnancy, parents can maintain a open...
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Body Image And The Media

Feb 03, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Global Youth Embassador Marushka Mujic asks you to remember what it’s like to be an adolescent. Was it transformative, especially around your attitude toward your body during puberty? With the onset of that momentous occasion coming earlier for today’s children, body image is becoming a big issue...
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Influential Pediatricians discuss the film "The Hunting Ground"

Oct 05, 2015
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Some of the top influencers among pediatricians join together to discuss "The Hunting Ground" -- a searing expose about the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses created by an Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning filmmaking team. A quarter of all women attending one of 27 universities...
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7th Graders Then Vs. 7th Graders Now

Sep 29, 2014
By: Jacqueline P. Adams
When 7th Grader, Tayler Weatherall, posted a photo of herself wearing heavy eye makeup, a maroon midriff top, and a belly button ring to her now-private Instagram page a few weeks ago, twitter exploded with concerned tweets. Weatherall, who captioned the photo, “first day of 7 grade,” spurred an...
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Tips On Having The Sex Talk

Sep 11, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Most parents don’t want to think of their children engaging in sex. Single mom Aaliyah Noble stresses that it’s crucial that they keep an open door policy . That’s not to say they need to divulge all the details, but shying away from the issue can cause serious ramifications. Parents should be...
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Can Parents Help Prevent Eating Disorders?

Jun 24, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Eating disorders affect more than 24 million people in the United States, most of them between the ages of 12 and 25.* It isn’t a disease you can treat with a pill, or fix with an operation, and many parents don’t even realize their children are affected. Eating disorders (including anorexia,...
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