Topics :: teens

15-Year-Old Creates Faster, Cheaper HIV Test

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday May 15, 2014
A teenage girl from Canada who won first place in the British Columbia 2014 Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge has developed a faster, cheaper HIV test that may change the way we look at the virus.

States Fight Discrimination Toward Gay Foster Kids

Saturday Jun 22, 2013
Sixto Cancel says his ultra-religious foster family frequently talked about their disdain for his homosexuality at the dinner table, trashed his room and called him homophobic slurs.

Philadelphia High Schools to Install Free Condom Dispensers

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Dec 26, 2012
Twenty-two Philadelphia’s high schools will receive condom dispensers that give away free condoms, a pilot launched by health officials in order to combat high STD rates among the city’s teens.

Pa. School Reverses Course on HIV-Positive Student

By Mark Scolforo | Tuesday Aug 7, 2012
A Pennsylvania school for lower income and socially disadvantaged students said Monday it will now treat HIV-positive applicants the same as all others and has offered admission to a previously rejected Philadelphia-area teenager.

Researchers Report More Condom Use Among Teenagers

By Lauran Neergaard | Tuesday Jul 24, 2012
More high school students are using condoms, but new government research released Tuesday shows the nation still has a long way to go to protect young people from the AIDS virus.

Parker Posey to Host Third Annual Oasis Benefit for Ali Forney Center

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
This year, actress Parker Posey will act as host with a special performance from RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up Chad Michaels. For the second year, Barclays will be the presenting sponsor for the summer benefit.

Woman Posing as Boy Accused of Tricking Girl into Having Sex

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 13, 2012
A Massachusetts woman faces charges for having sex with a minor after she allegedly posed as a 17-year-old boy and created a fake identity to have relations with a West Virginia teenage girl.

3 Charged in Bullying Before a Youth’s Suicide, Officials Say

Thursday May 31, 2012
A New Jersey high school freshman killed himself three weeks after being assaulted, robbed and threatened by other students in March, the authorities said Wednesday as they publicized criminal charges against the youths.

Survey: Sexual Harassment Pervasive in Grades 7 - 12

By David Crary | Monday Nov 7, 2011
It can be a malicious rumor whispered in the hallway, a lewd photo arriving by cell phone, hands groping where they shouldn’t. Added up, it’s an epidemic - student-on-student sexual harassment is pervasive in America’s middle schools and high schools.

Retailers Tested by Teens During Back to School Season

By MAE ANDERSON | Friday Sep 16, 2011
The "Big Three" teen merchants Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, and American Eagle once defined fashion for fickle teens. But they lost their mojo by not stocking the jeans and tees that their customers covet.