Few parents want to face the idea that their teens are having sex — but research shows that many teens are sexually active by high school, potentially putting themselves at risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). When it comes to teens and sex, the key is discussing the importance of contraception before sexual activity begins.
Talk about safe sex with your teen even if he or she identifies as gay. He or she may still engage in heterosexual activities, and is at risk of STIs regardless of the partner with whom he or she engages in sexual activity.
When broaching the topic of teens and sex, it's never too late to talk about abstinence. Whether you feel strongly that sex before marriage is wrong or you simply want your teen to postpone sex until he or she is more mature, explain your feelings to your teen. If you share the reasons behind your beliefs, your teen may be more likely to understand and adopt your values.Read the whole article
You’ve heard the adage: Shaving your legs makes hair grow in thicker and darker. But is it true? No, says Tulane University dermatologist Ron Davis, MD. Your hair grows in follicles beneath the skin, and nothing you do to your leg hair on top of the skin can change its diameter...Read More
If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It's simple and inexpensive, and it doesn't require any special equipment. And you can practice meditation wherever you are — whether you're out...Read More
At least 27 viruses are found in human semen. While some of them, such as HIV, hepatitis C, and herpes, are well known and can be sexually transmitted, others may surprise you. That’s the finding published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a November 2017 research letter. Although public health experts have known...Read More