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Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds March 26, 2015

But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study March 17, 2015

Victims 'hide in plain sight,' experts say, and survey finds more training is needed

1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating March 02, 2015

National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence

Coming Out at School Better for LGBT Youth, Study Finds February 11, 2015

Disclosure of sexual orientation leads to better self-esteem, less depression, researchers say

HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows February 09, 2015

After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests November 17, 2014

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone October 16, 2014

New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds October 06, 2014

Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate October 01, 2014

Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates September 08, 2014

Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC August 20, 2014

4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

'Sexting' Linked to Sex in Middle School June 30, 2014

40 percent who'd sent explicit messages or photos said they'd been sexually active, study finds

Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows June 19, 2014

Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey February 26, 2014

CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study February 03, 2014

Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

20 Percent of Seventh Graders Have 'Sexted' January 06, 2014

And they were more likely to have engaged in some type of sexual behavior, study says

Many Teens Don't Discuss Their Sex Life at Annual Checkup December 31, 2013

Doctors are missing opportunities to educate teens about healthy sexual behaviors, researchers say

1 in 10 Young Adults Admits to Sexual Violence October 07, 2013

Violent pornography may be partially to blame, researcher says

Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests August 11, 2013

Having children with multiple partners is increasingly common, researchers noted

When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent May 10, 2013

Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children

Porn Use Has Small Effect on Sexual Behavior, Study Finds April 25, 2013

Many other factors contribute to young people having risky sex, experts say

Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds April 01, 2013

Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused March 25, 2013

Study found childbirth rate 5 times higher than national average

Millions of Americans Have an STD: Report February 14, 2013

And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says

Another Study Links 'Sexting' to Sexual Activity in Teens November 09, 2012

But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority

Smartphones Linked to Sexual Activity in Teens: Study October 30, 2012

But whether one leads to the other isn't clear

Dad's Advice Could Be Key to Teens' Sexual Activity October 18, 2012

More communication may translate to less sex, review suggests

HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study October 15, 2012

No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

'Sexting' May Go Hand-in-Hand With Unprotected Sex Among Teens September 17, 2012

Study found association with other forms of sexual risk-taking among high school students

College Students Don't Respect Peers Who 'Hook Up' Too Much: Survey August 17, 2012

Male athletes, fraternity members likelier to judge women more harshly

Booze, Energy Drinks, Casual Sex Combo Common in College: Study July 30, 2012

Researcher suspects caffeinated cocktails play a role in campus 'hook-up culture'

Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens July 24, 2012

But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

Kids' Sexual Behavior Influenced by Movie Scenes: Study July 19, 2012

Watching films with sexual content at 12 to 14 linked to risky 'sensation-seeking' personality

Disabled Kids 4 Times More Likely to Suffer Violence: Study July 12, 2012

Children with mental, intellectual disabilities at greatest risk for sexual abuse, analysis shows

'Sexting' Common Among Teens: Survey June 15, 2012

Many are not aware of the legal, social consequences, researchers found

More Teen Girls Using Contraceptives: CDC May 03, 2012

Increased use may have contributed to drop in teen births, researcher says

Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex April 10, 2012

Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study March 26, 2012

Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

Not Enough Young Women Getting Tested for Chlamydia: CDC March 13, 2012

Research also found retesting rates, although critical, are also too low

Keeping Young Athletes Safe From Sexual Abuse March 09, 2012

Danger lies with familiar people, not strangers, experts say

College Women's Condom Use Falls in Freshman Year March 02, 2012

Binge drinking, bad grades were among the factors that affected condom use

Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys February 01, 2012

Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

More Than Half of Teens Who Gave Birth Weren't Using Contraception: CDC January 19, 2012

A third of them thought they couldn't get pregnant at the time, researchers report

More Americans Practicing Safe Sex, CDC Reports January 19, 2012

Finding could signal changes in behaviors linked to HIV, researchers say

Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs January 05, 2012

Doctors should stress limits of protection to patients, researcher says