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Why do teens bully other teens?

Why do teens bully other teens?

Inferiority: Believe it or not, bullies tend to have inferiority complexes, often from having been bullied themselves. and yes, it can continue into adult life. Tell someone you know and trust about the bullying. Keeping it inside does no good. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Why do hormones / puberty make teenagers angry and antisocial?

Why do hormones / puberty make teenagers angry and antisocial?

They don't.: Teens are extremely social.....With each other. The teenage years are a time when people separate from their parents; they often behave in ways contrary to expectations in order to assert their individuality. Problems occur when an individual is perceived by their peers as "weird." then the social instincts are frustrated by social isolation, and misery ensues. ...Read more

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Girls hate acne pimples zits etc. Any ways to get rid of them?

Girls hate acne pimples zits etc. Any ways to get rid of them?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Late puberty question: why do the kids make fun of and bully me?

Late puberty question: why do the kids make fun of and bully me?

Inferiority: Believe it or not, bullies tend to have inferiority complexes, often from having been bullied themselves. and yes, it can continue into adult life. Tell someone you know and trust about the bullying. Keeping it inside does no good. DO NOT TAKE THE LAW INTO YOUR OWN HANDS. ...Read more

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How do you get teen boys to stop worrying about penis sizes?

How do you get teen boys to stop worrying about penis sizes?

See below: Tough. Teenagers are concerned about their body, and fitting in with their peers. They maybe hearing some peers exaggerate their own size. Let them know the average size is 6 inches, when erect. Listen and offer reassurance. ...Read more

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How come it's excepted for teenage boys to masturbate but not teenage girls?

How come it's excepted for teenage boys to masturbate but not teenage girls?

Um, it IS...: Not sure who you are talking to or getting information from, but masturbation is a totally normal human activity for both men and women. It is simply a part of life and normal and expected and not a horrible thing or something to be ashamed of. There is no difference in this behavior for men or women other than the mechanics involved. ...Read more

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So this has always fascinated me. How on earth do anorexic teens stop eating without their parents noticing?

So this has always fascinated me. How on earth do anorexic teens stop eating without their parents noticing?

It Happens: In the hectic modern world, the family meal is not always in practice.Also many kids meals may be elsewhere , at school, friends etc.We also see that kids eat, but then force vominting in secret.One is truly unable to moniter there chile 24/7. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to grow taller? When do guys (men) stop growing taller? I'm 17 and i've heard it's 21 the age guys stop growing.

Are there any natural ways to grow taller? When do guys (men) stop growing taller? I'm 17 and i've heard it's 21 the age guys stop growing.

Still growing: You stop growing when the ends of your long bones fuse at the end of puberty. With some variation, you probably still have some growth potential before your growth stops. Eat well and exercise. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Should teenage boys shave their private parts for mostly hygiene and/or comfort?

Should teenage boys shave their private parts for mostly hygiene and/or comfort?

Should?--- No. : It appears to be the norm now for young men to either entirely shave or trim the genital area. It appears that sexualy partners play a role in this decision with liberalization of sexual practices, especially oral sex. There may many reasons for this practice but it is not abnormal and if you are a parent, this should not be a concern. Piercings are another issues to address and on the rise. ...Read more

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Why do we get acne & pimples?

Why do we get acne & pimples?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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Do us girls all want tall guys?

Do us girls all want tall guys?

Doubt it: I don't know any research on this - their may be, but I do know that each person has different ideas and preferences. I have known a number of girls who are attracted to "short" or "shorter" guys. ...Read more

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Do you think losing virginity is linked to acne going away? Do hormones change - i don't have really serious acne but I have pimples 22yrs old female

Do you think losing virginity is linked to acne going away? Do hormones change - i don't have really serious acne but I have pimples 22yrs old female

Acne: No, there is no significant correlation between the two issues. Acne tends to start with the onset of puberty, gets worse for few years and then resolves by late teens to early 20s. ...Read more

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How do you reduce sex drive in teenage girls?

Make Good Choices: The libido (or, "sex drive") is a natural component of our physiology. It is not a good idea to try and artificially reduce the libido, since this can have adverse physiological and psychological affects later in life. If a teen is having trouble with their sexual urges, it is best to have a conversation about making good choices. ...Read more

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Do you think youtube and movies nowadays make teen pregnancy look fun?

Do you think youtube and movies nowadays make teen pregnancy look fun?

NO: The statistics are frightening since there are more babies born out of wedlock than in marriage. It is serious business and never "fun". ...Read more

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I know that girls that battle anorexia or extreme dieting lose their periods. Do they get it back?

I know that girls that battle anorexia or extreme dieting lose their periods. Do they get it back?

Most do, not all: In order to get your periods back you must regain adequate weight. Exercise may interfere with return of menstruation, too, and (annoyingly) may need to be drastically limited during the recovery period, even after weight is adequate. Dieting is very bad for the hormones in nearly every setting. When periods do not return it is usually because of low weight&/or too much exercise. ...Read more

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What kind of social disorders do men that date young girls have?

What kind of social disorders do men that date young girls have?

Paraphilia: Hebephiles are sexually attracted to females or males who have already started puberty. Pedophiles are sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children. ...Read more

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Do girls need to shave their legs hair before puberty?

Do girls need to shave their legs hair before puberty?

No: Nobody ever needs to shave anything. You can shave anything you like but it is never necessary. What body parts people choose to shave are culturally determined and those preferrances change over time. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more