TeenHealthFX.com reads every question submitted but can only respond to a limited number. Your question is anonymous meaning that we can not identify you. TeenHealthFX.com does not email answers to individuals - questions that are answered are only posted on the website. Refer to the "10 Most Recently Added Questions" section of the homepage.
TeenHealthFX.com does not respond to questions immediately. If you need emergency help, call your doctor or 911.
TeenHealthFX.com is a resource for health information and is not a crisis hotline. If you are in crisis or are in danger of hurting yourself, seek immediate help by calling 911, or The National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433.
Worried You Might Be Pregnant?
TeenHealthFX.com often receives questions from readers who are looking for immediate information and answers because they are concerned about a potential unwanted pregnancy. FX appreciates how anxiety-provoking this can be, as well as the time-sensitive nature of this issue, so we would like to provide our readers with an option for immediate information on this topic.
If you think you might be pregnant, please read "Could I be Pregnant?" before submitting a question below. If the information provided does not provide you with the answers you need, feel free to submit your question to TeenHealthFX.com.
70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition 1
Young drivers are 17 times more likely to die in a crash when they have a blood alcohol concentration of .08% 2
More than half of transgender male teens reported attempting suicide in their lifetime 3
33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse. 4
Alcohol is the number one substance teens in America abuse 5
About half of 9th through 12th grade students reported ever having used marijuana 6
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. 7
Young people aged 15–24 years acquire half of all new STDs 8
One in four sexually active adolescent females has an STD, such as chlamydia or human papillomavirus 9
In 2017, chlamydial infection among persons aged 15–24 years, represented 62.6% of all chlamydia cases. 10
Herpes simplex virus is the most prevalent of sexually transmitted infections 11
About 21 percent of students ages 12–18 reported being bullied at school during the school year 12
In the next 24 hours, 2,795 teenage girls will become pregnant 13
71% of all teenagers use Facebook 14
Only 1 in 5 teenagers who suffer from anxiety receive treatment. 15
90% of daily tobacco users begin by age 18 16
More teens die from prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined. 17
45% of high school students report being stressed all the time 18
In 2017, 5455 teenagers died from an overdose 19
37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting vaping in the past 12 months 20
30 percent of teens with depression also develop a substance abuse problem 21
People age 12-20 drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States 22
At least 80% of sexually active people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lifetime 23
In 2016, 56 percent of deaths among passenger vehicle occupants ages 16-19 were drivers 24
In pregnancies among 15–19 years old, 75% were unintended 25
Hispanic and Black Teens have the highest teen birth rate 26
Young women ages 15-19 account for 12.2 percent of abortions 27
1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship 28
50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide 29