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      • Amenorrhea in Teens

        Amenorrhea is a menstrual condition in which a woman's menstrual periods are absent for more than three monthly cycles. Pregnancy is one possible cause of amenorrhea.

      • Breast Conditions

        Some breast changes or conditions are related to a young woman's menstrual cycle, but others may occur at any time. Most breast conditions are benign.

      • Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents

        Dysmenorrhea is a menstrual condition marked by severe and frequent menstrual cramps and pain. Dysmenorrhea can be either lifelong or caused by another medical condition.

      • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

        Most females experience some unpleasant or uncomfortable symptoms during their menstrual cycle. The type and intensity of symptoms vary.

      • Safer Sex Guidelines for Adolescents

        The only safe sex is no sex, most health care providers say. But certain precautions and safe behaviors can minimize a person's risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

      • Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Adolescents

        STDs are among the most common infectious diseases in this country—the United States has the highest rates of STDs in the industrialized world.

      • Vaginitis in Adolescents

        Vaginitis is a common problem for women of all ages. Bacteria, yeast, viruses, and chemicals in creams or sprays can cause it.

      • Vulvitis in Teens

        Vulvitis is an inflammation of the vulva, the soft folds of skin outside the vagina. It is a symptom of a host of diseases, infections, injuries, and allergies.