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Define sex: There are many instances where teens or adults have used children of either gender as sexual objects. The methods and activities varied, but all are sexual abuse and exploitation. As sick as this is, it does happen in cultures around the world.Often the perpitrators were victims of such abuse in some form as kids. ...Read more
80 -115 lb: Any weight outside of 80 to 115 lb would be reason to have a discussion with your pediatrician. Early adolescents may have body image issues that are affected by weight. Your pediatrician or adolescent health specialist can help determine a healthy diet and exercise regimen. ...Read more
I have an active 7 year old boy who is 4 ft 1 in. He weighs 64 lbs. Is he overweight for his age and height?
7YEARS OLD: He is 75th percentile for ht. And 90 th percentile for wt. No, he is normal. ...Read more
Body Mass Index: A common method of determining ideal body weight range is the bmi (body mass index). For your height, you would have a "normal" bmi if you weighed between 114lb and 150lb. This is only an approximation: your specific ideal weight for height is dependent on a number of factors, including ethnic background, bone structure, degree of muscularity, waist circumference, others. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Friendship includes many features. Certainly one can have friends of different ages.The older is often a mentor or information source for the younger. Location and access to other kids may limit your "friend" list to those in the neighborhood, or include family friends.Most expect that a kid will have their close friends from school or other settings that are about the same age. ...Read more
If a male gains: weight - there could be more fatty tissue around the base of the penis. This may give the illusion of a shorter penis. ...Read more
I have an active 7 year old boy who is 4 ft 1 in and weighs 64 lbs. Is he overweight for his age and height?
Big for age not obes: Your son is growing as fast as my son. If you fit him on a growth chart he will be at 95th percentile for weight and about 90th percentile for height. Which means he has outgrown 90% of boys his age. Follow this link for growth chart: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l021.Pdf. Note that your child's bmi is 18.7 which is normal his weight matches his height! ...Read more
Depends: If she has never achieved bladder control since birth (primary enuresis), she may respond well to ddavp(urine concentrating hormone) therapy. In case of poor response, alarm device attachable to underwear would be next treatment option which provides higher success rate. If bedwetting is a new event to her, a number of things have to be checked out, e.g., diabetes, bladder infection, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's too young: A normal healthy 23 year-old can use other methods of contraception until she is in her 30's. None of us can predict the future, so it's best to stay healthy and fertile, until at least a few more birthdays have passed. We are all born, and we all live a short time, whether it is one year or one hundred years... So young women should keep their options open until they're in their 30's. ...Read more