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Not-So-Sweet Seventeen

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Hannah Weintraub

I've been disillusioned by Seventeen's pixie dust more times than I would like to admit. The magazine manufactures self-doubt so girls will buy the quick-fix products displayed on their glossy pages.

WATCH: 13-Year-Old Explains Why Slut Shaming Is Wrong

Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

You know when a girl walks down the hallway wearing a low-cut shirt or short skirt and people start whispering about her outfit? Or when someone start...

New Analysis Reveals Spike In Same-Sex Contact Between Teen Girls

Posted 12.23.2011 | Gay Voices

A new analysis of the U.S. National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) has revealed some surprising shifts in the sexual activity of teenage girls over th...

The Biggest Virginity Myth Is Still Intact

Cristen Conger | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Cristen Conger

The hymen might be the most overrated flap of flesh in the human body, the anatomical equivalent of a sexually charged appendix.

Are You A Slut Shamer?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.21.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

I'm not saying girls should be "like boys" (whatever that means) or that I think promiscuity is a good thing. I'm saying there should be the same standard of behavior for both sexes.

Stop The Self-Hate Cycle -- For Good

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Let's face it: most girls wage a daily war against the mirror. Studies have shown that a whopping 72 percent of girls feel a tremendous pressure to be...

'Urban Lit': Considerations for Understanding What Your Adolescent is Reading

Allyssa L. Harris RN, PhD, WHNP-BC | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices
Allyssa L. Harris RN, PhD, WHNP-BC

It started out innocently enough with a simple question, "So what types of books do you enjoy?" but it quickly grew to "Are these books affecting young girls' risk behaviors and with whom are they discussing these books? "

5 New Ways To Talk With Your Daughter About Technology

Rachel Simmons | Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents
Rachel Simmons

With stories of cyberbullying everywhere, parents' anxiety increases with every headline. But parenting can't only be about saying no and laying down the law, or operating from a place of fear.

Waiting for My Teen to Become a Monster

Red Room | Posted 10.09.2011 | Parents
Red Room

Experts have also told us that the number one, ultimate rule of the parent-child relationship is that a mother must never, under any circumstance, ever consider being best friends with her daughter. I guess I blew that one.

11 Sarah Palin Quotes Presented By Teenage Girls

Posted 08.03.2011 | Comedy

Sarah Palin was mysteriously out of the spotlight for a few months, but this week she's driven her way back into the news cycle -- on a tour bus trave...

What Do Teen Girls Most Need From Their Moms?

Elizabeth Berkley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Berkley

Often, it's just the simple and real moments spent with their moms that girls need the most. The "nothing fancy" moments that are just about being together end up being the times that build that precious trust, support, and open communication.

Buy A Bride: Roma Girls Glam Up For Bridal Market

AFP | Diana Simeonova | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGILA, Bulgaria -- The first Saturday in Lent feels like any other market day in this tiny village in central Bulgaria, but fruit and vegetable stall...

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You?

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

We need to encourage our older teenage girls to see our younger girls for what they themselves once were -- on the precipice between self-acceptance and self-loathing, needing the encouragement of the older girls they so admire and respect.

Task Force on Illinois Teen Pregnancy and Domestic Violence Releases Final Report

Wendy Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wendy Pollack

Teen pregnancy and parenting and domestic and sexual violence are significant contributing factors to the dropout and push-out crisis in schools in Illinois and across the country.

Teen Toxing?

Katherine Schwarzenegger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Katherine Schwarzenegger

Teens getting botox to change their "too gummy" smiles? Or teens using botox to change the shape of their face and jaw structure? Seriously?!?

Teen Sexuality: Sex as Sport and Girls as Game

Deborah M. Roffman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah M. Roffman

One team in the game of sexual baseball -- boys -- is always playing offense and the other, girls, only ever get to play defense.

Global Girl Media: Bringing Out the Absent Voice

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Kamala Lopez, U.S. Program Director for Global Girl Media, is on a mission to nurture the voices of young women in underserved communities and developing nations. I recently sat down with Lopez for an interview.

Improve the Lives of Girls in Developing Countries (VIDEO)

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Looking for an inspirational project to participate in with pre-teen or teenage girls? I just found out about a great idea that may interest you.

Politics: A Big Jumbled Mess

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Renee

Talking politics with our teens should definitely be on the table-talk agenda.

Study Finds 1 in 4 US Teens Has a STD

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — At least one in four teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease, suggests a first-of-its-kind federal study that startl...

1 In 4 Teen Girls Has Sexually Transmitted Disease

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — At least one in four teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease, suggests a first-of-its-kind federal study that startl...