teenagers

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'It Hurts Me at My Core': Trans, Intersex, and Nonbinary Teens Have Words for Trump

After news broke that the Trump Administration may try to define gender by "genitalia at birth," we spoke to trans and intersex teens to see what they make of the latest attempt to erase their identity.
Leila Ettachfini
10.24.18
teens

A Teen Explains How to Deal with Your FOMO

Sixteen-year-old Ruby Karp dishes her advice on dealing with FOMO as a teen who lives on social media.
Ruby Karp
9.19.17
crime

Teen Recruited Friends to Stalk and Murder Ex Girlfriend

Although 19-year-old Skylar Prockner told multiple friends he planned to murder his ex-girlfriend Hannah Leflar, no one intervened. In January 2016, he stabbed her to death.
Sirin Kale
7.7.17
teens

Teen Boys Wear Skirts to Protest School's Shorts Ban

During Britain's hottest summer in years, the school's headmaster insists boys must wear "trousers."
Mitchell Sunderland
6.22.17
teen week,

Sex Roulette to Vodka Eyeballing: Teens on Which Bizarre Trends They Actually Do

"It's very stupid because you could easily choke and die but hey you gotta do it for the views."
Linda Yang
4.28.17
LGBTQ

Stop Eroticizing School Girls, You Creeps

We asked researchers and students about the pop culture stereotype of all-girls schools being hotbeds for lesbian sex.
Ludmila Leiva
4.27.17
mental health

Teen Suicide Rates Dropped After Same-Sex Marriage Was Legalized, Study Finds

"There may be something about having equal rights—even if they have no immediate plans to take advantage of them—that makes students feel less stigmatized and more hopeful for the future."
Kimberly Lawson
2.21.17
crime

Why Teens Keep Confessing to Murders on Snapchat

A Chicago teenager has just appeared in court charged with killing his friend and admitting it on the app. It's one of a long string of incidents involving teenage crimes and Snapchat.
Sirin Kale
6.8.16
crime

An Obscenity Lawyer Explains Why Teens Are Being 'Sextorted'

With the number of revenge porn cases involving teenagers on the increase, a lawyer explains how the law is failing victims—and what teens should do to keep themselves safe.
Sirin Kale
5.5.16
Photos

'I've Named Her Scholastica': Photos of Tanzania's Teen Mothers and Their Babies

In Tanzania, girls are traditionally married off before they are 18. In childbirth, they routinely lack access to lifesaving cesareans and medical treatment. Despite this, young women are daring to dream for more.
Rebecca Schiller
3.19.16
Music

The Teen Girls Calling Out Sexual Assault at Concerts

Girls Against wants bands and music venues to know that sexual assault at gigs is a real problem—especially for teenage girls.
Helen Nianias
10.23.15
LGBTQ

When Teenage Girls Find Out They're Genetically Male

Being a teenager is hard enough, but intersex girls with Swyer Syndrome grapple with problems way beyond the usual zits and PMS.
Abby Moss
9.16.15
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