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Full list of articles and documents from the Sexual Diversity Sexual Diversity: Sexuality and Female Adolescence category. Though these articles may have since been updated they are listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

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Hormones May Affect Girls Interests But Not Gender Identity or Playmates thumbnail image.
Prenatal exposure to male hormones influence which activities girls are interested in, but effects of those hormones do not extend to gender identity or who they socialize with.
Publish Date: 1st Mar 2018 - Updated: 5th Nov 2022
Psychological Problems Last Into Adulthood for Girls Who Mature Early thumbnail image.
Girls who get periods early more psychologically vulnerable as teenagers with more frequent and severe mental health problems, from depression to anxiety, eating disorders, delinquency, substance abuse and failing or dropping out of school.
Publish Date: 1st Mar 2018
Social Media Promotes Skeletal Images of Women Using #Bonespiration and #Thinspiration Hashtag thumbnail image.
Images of thin female bodies with protruding bones and skinny limbs posted on social media with hashtags #Bonespiration and #Thinspiration.
Publish Date: 23rd Oct 2017
Girls Start Believing Harmful Gender Stereotypes by Age 6 thumbnail image.
Research reveals stereotyping affects girls as young as 6 years old, often influencing their activity choices.
Publish Date: 27th Jan 2017
Study Finds Girls Feel Unprepared For Puberty thumbnail image.
Research reveals girls from low-income families in the U.S. are unprepared for puberty and have largely negative experiences of this transition.
Publish Date: 5th Jan 2017
20% of Unvaccinated Ethnic School Girls Think They Don't Need HPV Vaccine thumbnail image.
Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
Publish Date: 2nd Nov 2015
Alcohol and First Sex: Risks for Young Women thumbnail image.
Study raises questions about how schools and parents approach talking about drinking and sex..
Publish Date: 16th Oct 2015 - Updated: 5th Nov 2017
Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex - But Gain Friends for Making Out thumbnail image.
Girls, who defy traditional gender scripts by having sex, lose both male and female friendships, but boys who defy gender scripts by making out without having sex mainly lose male friends.
Publish Date: 29th Aug 2015
Sexual Consequences for Girls who Drink Alcohol - Study thumbnail image.
Study documents extent of unexpected sexual consequences for young women who drink alcohol - Could lead to interventions that encourage safer behaviors in young women and men.
Publish Date: 21st Aug 2015 - Updated: 5th Nov 2017
40% of Teenage Girls Experience Sexual Coercion in Relationships thumbnail image.
New research reveals more than four in ten teenage schoolgirls have experienced sexual coercion.
Publish Date: 13th Feb 2015
Only 50% of Teen Girls Get HPV Vaccine at Recommended Age thumbnail image.
The HPV vaccine protects against 70 percent of cervical cancers and 90 percent of genital warts cases.
Publish Date: 22nd Jan 2015
Less Sexual Victimization After Assertiveness Training for Teen Girls thumbnail image.
Study participants in the My Voice, My Choice program practiced saying no to unwanted sexual advances in an immersive virtual environment.
Publish Date: 21st Jan 2015
Breast Size and Asymmetry Difference in Teen Girls thumbnail image.
Study shows mental health impact of breast size differences in teens as symmetry affects self-esteem and emotional health.
Publish Date: 24th Nov 2014
30% of Teen Girls Meet Offline Someone They Met Online thumbnail image.
Study highlights the risk that female teenagers face when they go online, often heightened for teen girls who have been victims of abuse or neglect.
Publish Date: 11th Oct 2014 - Updated: 24th Nov 2014
Nearly 25% of Adolescent Girls Experience Physical Violence thumbnail image.
UNICEF data reveals magnitude of violence against adolescent girls and alarming attitudes that perpetuate such abuse.
Publish Date: 10th Oct 2014 - Updated: 23rd Jan 2016
Girls Mental Health Suffers If a Romance Unfolds Differently than Expected thumbnail image.
Study reveals adolescent girls having a romantic relationship play out differently than they imagined has negative implications for their mental health.
Publish Date: 8th Oct 2014 - Updated: 18th Jan 2015


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