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adolescence

noun adulescentia, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonage, puberty, pubescence, puerility, youth
See also: nonage

ADOLESCENCE, persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority; it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years complete.

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This is one of the activities lined-up by the commission to lessen the teenage pregnancy cases where region 2 ranks second nationwide based on the latest survey, she said.
This implies that one in every five teenage girls aged 15-19 has either had a live birth or is pregnant with their first child.
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To address the challenge of teenage pregnancy, national governments and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) have adopted various strategies that target adolescents.
And teenage girls are less likely than teenage boys to start or finish secondary school, he added.
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Official figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of teenage pregnancies has fallen significantly.
The two males then brought the remaining teenage male to an alleyway in the area between 12.
For this reason, I will continue to work alongside Teenage Cancer Trust, continue to fundraise for the charity and ensure that the projects funded by the money raised by 'Stephen's Story' and agreed between Stephen and Teenage Cancer Trust before he passed away, come to fruition.
Just under half (45%) of teenage girls polled in Liverpool complained of receiving unhelpful advice (the same percentage of teenage boys also shared the same complaint).
The proportion of low birth weight (LBW) or very low birth weight babies (VLBW) is high among teenage mothers compared to older mothers; this low birth weight may have an adverse long-term effect on their health and development.
e star is a longstanding Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador and, during his cycle trek, visited young patients at two Teenage Cancer Trust units in Glasgow's Yorkhill Hospital and the charity's unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.