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4 Articles You Need to Read This Week

We know you're busy—that's why we’re keeping up on the news for you. Here are some of the latest articles about teen health that are worth your time. Check back every Friday for more headlines you may have missed!

For Teenage Girls, Swimsuit Season Never Ends
Experts say that girls may not be comparing themselves to women in the media as much as we would expect—but they are comparing themselves to pictures of their friends in bikinis.

Fertility Rates Drop to the Lowest Level Measured in the U.S.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a continued decline in teen birthrates.

Gay and Lesbian High School Students Report 'Heartbreaking' Levels of Violence
A new national study confirms that sexual-minority teens are at far greater risk for depression, bullying, and many types of violence than their straight peers.

Do sports protect teens from abusing painkillers or enable it?
A new study found that daily participation in sports can prevent prescription opioid and heroin use—contradicting previous research that suggested a growing number of teen athletes are abusing painkillers.

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4 Articles You Need to Read This Week

We know you're busythat's why we're keeping up on the news for you. Here are some of the latest articles about teen health that are worth your time. Check back every Friday for more headlines you may have missed!

 

Data from the Tennessee Department of Health suggests that the best way to prevent teen pregnancy is to start teaching elementary school children about self-esteem, goal-setting, and hygiene.

A new report by addiction-awareness firm Project Know finds that American teenagers are increasingly choosing cannabis over beer.

While there are certainly plenty of benefits of playing sports, some experts are growing concerned about teen girls who exercise too much and don't consume enough calories.

Unfortunately, vaping is considered "cool" by many high schoolers—but it may be responsible for the lowest teen smoking rate in 40 years.