Teen Health Medical Reference
For Teens: How to Tell Your Parents You’re Pregnant
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Kids and teens can sometimes develop growing pains as they go through adolescence. Learn about Osgood-Schlatter disease and how to cope with the symptoms.
- Wisdom Teeth Removal: What Teens Should Expect
The dentist says it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed. What should you expect?
WebMD answers teens' questions about piercings -- in the ear and elsewhere on the body -- including risks and important safety precautions.
- FAQ: Vegetarian Diet for Teens
WebMD explains how vegetarian teens can make sure they're getting all the vitamins and minerals they need.
- Facial Hair FAQ
WebMD answers questions that teenage boys have about facial hair and shaving.
- Mononucleosis in Teens FAQ
Learn more from WebMD about teens and mononucleosis - or mono - including how the virus is transmitted and treated.
- Circumcision FAQ
WebMD answers questions about circumcision.
- Testicle Injury FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions that teenage boys have about testicle injuries.
- Wet Dreams
WebMD answers frequently asked questions that teenage boys have about wet dreams.
- Penis FAQ
WebMD answers frequently asked questions that a teenage boy may have about his penis.
- FAQ About Teens and Facial Skin Problems
Answers to frequently asked questions about facial skin problems in teenagers, including acne and dry skin.
- Testicles FAQ
Talking about your testicles can be awkward. But like other organs in your body, you need to make sure they’re healthy. Learn what is and is not normal.
- Guys' FAQ About Puberty
WebMD answers frequently asked questions that boys have about puberty.
- Masturbation FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions that teenage boys may have about masturbation
- Teen Boys and Abstinence
Why choose to wait to have sex? WebMD answers questions about abstinence for teenage boys.
- LGBT Questions and Answers for Teen Boys
Got a question about dealing with your sexuality? WebMD answers teen's questions about homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism.
- Your Vagina: 7 Things Every Owner Should Know
WebMD provides a no-nonsense guide to your vagina and vaginal health.
- A Young Woman's Gyn Health Glossary
New to the V-Scene? WebMD provides a glossary of terms and definitions of everything from periods to PMS to condom use to the morning after pill -- in short, much of what you need to know about reproductive health.
- Lose Weight the Healthy Way
WebMD shares tips on healthy weight loss for teens.
- Teens and Plastic Surgery
Most teens seek various types of plastic surgery to improve their appearance or to increase self-esteem. WebMD explains how to weigh the pros and cons of going under the knife.
- Hair Care Tips for Teens
WebMD offers hair care tips for teens.
- Skin Care Tips for Teens
Learn about skin types, acne, cleansers, moisturizers, and more in a guide to skin care for teens.
- Teens and Virginity
Gather some tips if you're thinking about having sex for the first time.
- Girls and Puberty
Going through puberty means a lot of physical and emotional changes for girls. Learn what to expect.
- Bad Breath
Bad breath, or halitosis, can hurt a teen's social life. WebMD explains the causes, treatment, and prevention of bad breath.
- All About Food Labels
The Nutrition Facts section of a food product can be found by reading the food labels. Learn more from WebMD about interpreting new food labeling guidelines.
- All About Menstruation
Menstruation doesn't need to be a mystery. Learn more from WebMD about puberty and starting your period.
- Teens, Cutting, and Self-Injury
Learn who may be at risk for self-injury and how to deal with stress and other triggers.
- Weight Lifting and Strength Training Tips for Teens
WebMD offers strength training and weight lifting tips for teens.
- Overweight Teens
Overweight teens face many challenges. WebMD examines the issues around healthy teen weight loss, including teenage obesity, body image, diets, and exercise plans.
- Teen Sex and Pregnancy Myths
Burst some pregnancy myths and learn how to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
- Teens and Bipolar Disorder
Learn more about bipolar disorder, characterized by period of depression and mania, in teens.
- Shaving Tips for Teen Guys
If you're a teen guy hitting puberty, find out how to start shaving.
- Shaving Tips for Teen Girls
WebMD explains the best methods for shaving or otherwise removing hair from the legs, underarms, and pubic area.
- Why Am I in Such a Bad Mood?
The teen years can be a moody time. WebMD helps you distinguish between irritability and boredom and real depression.
- Living With a Stepparent
WebMD offers tips for navigating a relationship with your new stepparent.
- Common Sleep Disorders in Teens
Not getting enough sleep can be a sign of a more serious disorder, and it can lead to depression, poor grades, obesity, and daytime sleepiness. WebMD explains the importance of identifying and correcting sleep interrupters so that teens can get the sleep they need.
- Teen Guys and Questions About Erections
WebMD provides teen guys with information about erections.
- Anxiety and Teens
While all teens feel anxiety from time to time, some feel it more than others.
- Compulsive Exercise: Are You Overdoing It?
Some people -- especially young women -- take exercise to an extreme. WebMD explains the dangers of compulsive exercise.
- Am I in an Unhealthy or Abusive Relationship?
It may be difficult to recognize an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Read these warning signs.
- Build Muscle With Strengthening Exercises
Strengthening or resistance exercises will build muscle in teens. Here's how to get started.
- Teens and Peer Pressure
Advice for teens on how to cope with peer pressure.
- When Parents Argue
If your parents argue a lot, you may need tips on how to cope. WebMD can help.
- How Regular Exercise Benefits Teens
Exercise benefits your muscles, skin, weight, and mood. WebMD gives tips to teens for getting started.
- Teens and Alcohol
WebMD answers basic questions about teens and alcohol use.
- The Female Athlete Triad
The female athlete triad is made up of three medical conditions in teen girls: eating disorders, amenorrhea (lack of menstrual periods), and osteoporosis or low bone mass. Find out more.
- Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern (formerly called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD)
Learn more about major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern, formerly known as SAD, including causes, symptoms, and treatment for seasonal depression.
- Aerobic Exercise for Teenagers
Building strong bones is critical during the teen years. WebMD explains the benefits of aerobic exercise for teens - on their fitness levels and mood.