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what is the average weight for an 18yr old girl?

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Dr. Russell Mcmurry
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Varied wt..: Depends on your height and people vary with bone structure, small, medium, large perhaps ethnic background should and would have to be considered. They have numerous charts that give average wt. For your height & bone structure. Body mass index, ethnic, & last but not least genetics. Life style modification i.e. Diet & exercise can turn that 18 y/o body into the perfect wt..In your mind--.

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Can a virgin girl get pregnant with pre cum?

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