Anorexia nervosa (or simply anorexia) is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and food. People who suffer with this behavior problem have a distorted body image. They see themselves as overweight even when their weight is dangerously low.
Vaginitis is any inflammation or infection of the vagina. It is a common problem in girls and women of all ages.
Vulvitis is an inflammation of the vulva. The vulva is the outer part of the female reproductive system.
Teens are more likely to know how to swim. But they are still at risk for drowning. Read on for important tips to help protect your teen from drowning.
Obesity is when a teen has too much body fat. Obesity is a serious, long-term disease.
Girls experience puberty as a sequence of events, and their pubertal changes usually begin before boys of the same age. The first pubertal change in girls usually is breast development.
The teen years bring a focus on social interactions and friendships. This includes same-gender friends, same-gender groups of friends, and cross-gender groups of friends. In addition, sexual maturity triggers teens’ interest in dating and sexual relationships.
The only safe sex is no sex, most healthcare providers say. But certain precautions and safe behaviors can minimize a person’s risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
A detailed look at STIs and teens, from protection and treatment to different types of STIs.
Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) are severe, painful cramps that occur with menstruation.