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US Girls Self-Harming, Trying Suicide at Increasing Rate

Experts: Cyberbullying, substance abuse, economic stress may be contributing to trend

(Newser) - Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting, and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in US girls, a 15-year study of ER visits found. It's unclear why, but some mental health experts think cyberbullying, substance abuse, and economic stress from the recent recession might be contributing, the AP reports. The... More »

Cosmetic Trend for Teen Girls: Labia Surgery

Blame yoga pants?

(Newser) - Adult women can choose to have their labia reshaped as part of a "vaginal rejuvenation" surgery, in which the muscles of the vagina are tightened. Now teenage girls apparently want in on the action, too. Doctors say they're increasingly getting requests from young girls to have their labia... More »

3 Teen Girls Take Fatal Plunge in Stolen Car

Joyride turns into tragedy

(Newser) - Three teen girls allegedly stole a car in Florida Wednesday night—a joyride that ended tragically when the car plunged into a Pinellas County pond, killing all three, WFLA reports. The owner of the Honda had given the girls a ride and stopped at a Walmart, which is when cops... More »

Cops: Girls Fatally Beat Woman, Post Snapchat Pics

Grisly trial is under way in the UK

(Newser) - At around 7:15pm on Dec. 8, 2014, prosecutors say two girls who were then 13 and 14 let themselves into the unlocked home of a woman in the UK, a woman known as an alcoholic who sometimes bought liquor and cigarettes for underage teens. At 7:30pm, the woman,... More »

Teen Fakes Pregnancy, Fools Family, School

Only a few knew about 6-month experiment

(Newser) - Month after month, as her baby bump grew, fellow high schoolers talked behind Gaby Rodriguez’s back—until they found out she’d never been pregnant at all. Instead, the 17-year-old faked a pregnancy, complete with a wire-and-cotton belly, as a social experiment at her school in Washington, the Yakima ... More »

Child-Mom Not 10, Argue Neighbors

'Lies!' they say ... she's more like 13, or 14, or 15

(Newser) - Somehow, "15-year-old gives birth to baby!" just doesn't have the same ring to it—but that may be closer to the truth, at least according to former neighbors of the supposedly 10-year-old girl who gave birth last week in Spain. The AP met with a group of them... More »

Teenybopper Stars Stoke Moms' Lust

They're not afraid to share daughters' crushes

(Newser) - Move over, Brad Pitt and George Clooney—today's moms are lusting after a new generation of leading men ... or should we say boys? Women in their 30s and 40s aren't afraid to declare their love for Zac Efron, Justin Bieber, and their daughters' other dream guys, the Boston Globe reports.... More »

Teen Girls' Latest Craze: The 'Haul' Video

Popular videos of mass-market swag a democratic trendsetter

(Newser) - The newest viral craze sweeping YouTube is the “haul video,” which works like this: A young woman goes on a shopping spree, returns home, turns on her webcam and…shows the world her haul. The products are usually fairly democratic, from chain stores like Target and Abercrombie, Marisa... More »

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