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  • Teen Health Rights

    There is a new web site from the National Center for Youth Law to help health care providers in California understand the many laws that impact their work with teens around reproductive health. The new web site Teen Health Rights includes guideboo...

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  • Holiday Letters - Are you Ready?

    Dread or delight? Maybe you write holiday letters to keep people you care about involved in your life. Maybe you hate holiday letters because they sound so "cheery" and make your own reality seem "dim" in comparison. Whichever reality you call you...

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  • Boys Lie About Sex?

    In fact, according to the results of an online survey about sex, relationships, and sexual respect, 60 percent of young men and teen boys lie about sex. In November, 1,200 males ages 15-22 took the survey conducted by TRU, Seventeen magazine and t...

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  • What Are Developmental Assets And How Can Parents Help Develop Them?

    According to many research studies and the Search Institute, there are 40 developmental assets that are associated with successful adolescents ages 12 to 18. These are positive characteristics, skills, and support systems that teens need to grow i...

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  • College Visits - The OR/WA Road Trip

    We have finally seen all the colleges my eldest daughter is considering applying to. We are spending 12 days in the beautiful Pacific Northwest seeing friends and exploring small liberal arts colleges that have majors relating to ancient civilizat...

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  • Virginity Pledges

    Surprise, most teens do not keep virginity pledges! According to another recent article in the Washington Post, teens who take virginity pledges are just as likely to have sex as teen who don't make such promises, but they are less likely to use c...

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  • Traveling with Teens: Part 2

    We're Back! I love the trips I have taken with teens over the last few years because hanging out with them 24/7 provides a unique insight into their relationships and daily patterns. I usually take a couple of books that we all take turns reading ...

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  • Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice and Healing

    The Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing is a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society. They have developed the Religious Declaration on Sexual M...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.24

    Thank you David Williams at Health Business Blog for hosting Grand Rounds 6.24 this week and including the post from Teen Health 411 about how to support seniors receiving college letters this month.This week was an intense read - you were not ki...

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  • Sports and Injuries in Teens - Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow or a unilateral collateral ligament (UCL) tear is common in young athletes that play baseball or football and throw javelin, but can occur at any age. This injury seems to occur more in less-skilled players, suggesting that good techn...

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Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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