Positive messages about Blackness buoy Black girls

New findings link positive messages—and positive feelings about being Black—with a decreased likelihood of depression symptoms in Black teen girls.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers depression gender families stereotypes society-and-culture self-image race-and-ethnicity

Sex ed before ‘first sex’ may prevent teen pregnancy

New findings affirm that early sex ed before "first sex" can protect the sexual health of Black teen guys and their partners.

WaunShae Blount - Johns Hopkins • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: education teenagers sex sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine birth-control

Surveys link youth activism with experiences of racism

"...there has been almost no research on how racism drives activism, especially for young people." A new study investigates that relationship.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: teenagers racism society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity protests

Confidence eases shift from pediatric to adult care

Young people with chronic disease need help transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, researchers say. The key to making it easier? Confidence.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers aging physicians health-and-medicine pediatrics

Teens who vape face much higher risk of COVID-19

Among young people tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, teens who vape were five to seven times more likely to be infected than those who did not.

Erin Digitale-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: teenagers covid-19 electronic-cigarettes lungs nicotine health-and-medicine

Almost 50% of teens report stalking or harassment by partner

Two forms of abuse, stalking and harassment, are surprisingly common in teen relationships, according to new research.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers abuse relationships society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Poll: Many teens say active shooter drills are harmful

Rather than offering a sense of security, active shooter drills at school can make teens feel unsafe, scared, helpless, or sad, according to a new poll.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education teenagers united-states emotions featured health-and-medicine violence guns

Teen museum guides can improve your visit

Teen docents can improve the experiences of both young and adult visitors to museums, zoos, and aquariums, research finds.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education teenagers museums society-and-culture

Laws may slow downward trend in teen pot use

A study in Washington state suggests legalization of marijuana has slowed a reduction in teen use. They may perceive it as less harmful.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: teenagers marijuana society-and-culture laws trends

How the pandemic affects teen reproductive health

The sexual and reproductive health of teens and young adults has shifted during the pandemic. Loss of independence and privacy are two concerns.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers young-adults abortion telemedicine sex featured health-and-medicine lgbtq birth-control

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