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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 3.28

The Making Parents Uncomfortable about Teen Sex edition

Research indicates that sexually active teens need confidential medical care. “‘With almost half of teens in high school being sexually active, effective contraception screening and counseling is a critical component of adolescent health visits,’ explained Dr. [Rebecca] Allen, who is affiliated with Women & Infants’ Contraceptive Consult Clinic and is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.” (via Physorg.com)

Spanx worn by teen athletes can lead to nerve damage. (via NPR)

Tyrosine tanning accelerators are baloney. (via The Beauty Brains)

New Symphony of Science: Ode to the Brain. (via Neatorama) If you’re unfamiliar with the Symphony of Science series, check it out here.

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