While you are homeschooling your children during the COVID quarantine, don't forget to educate them about seat belt safety! Car crashes are the leading cause of death between the ages of , and teens are 3X more likely to die than any other age group. Protect yourself in a car crash by always wearing your seat belt and ask your passengers to do the same. Jump to. Sections of this page.
100 deadly days of summer; teens 3x at risk for fatal crashes
Teens 3X more likely to get addicted to painkillers - Futurity
Transgender and gender-fluid teens, particularly those born male, face up to three times more mental and physical abuse at school and at home than their gender-conforming peers, according to new research. The study is one of the largest national surveys to date of sexual and gender minority adolescents who have suffered multiple forms of victimization, including child abuse, physical and sexual assault, and bullying, raising their risk of depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and suicide. The Obama administration last year issued restroom guidelines to safeguard transgender students under Title IX, which bans sex discrimination in schools. For their study, launched in , Sterzing and colleagues collected data from nearly 1, sexual and gender minority teens aged 14 to 19 who identify as transgender male to female, and female to male , gender-fluid no fixed gender , and cisgender gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and pansexuals whose gender identity matches their assigned birth sex. Participants, who received anonymity, were recruited through Facebook advertisements, an online recruitment video, and community organizations that serve sexual minorities from across the country. Among other things, they reported their experiences with more than 40 different forms of violence commonly suffered by adolescents. They also reported their socioeconomic status, mental health issues, and family participation in religious activities.
Trans and gender-fluid teens face 3X more abuse
Credit: iStockphoto. Younger teenagers are at higher risk of becoming dependent on prescription drugs within a year of when they began using them for non-medical reasons, a new study suggests. The findings are based on a nationally representative sample of to year-olds taken each year between and
A teenager died in a car crash in the early morning hours on Saturday. The crash happened on Carpenter Road Northeast in Lacey. The road has a posted speed limit of 50 miles per hour. Friends of the teenager say people speed down the road often. Washington State Patrol trooper Chase Van Cleave says it is a tragic reminder to be extra careful this summer, as teens get out of school and are on the roads more.