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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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Ms Gourley said the figures did not distinguish between planned and unplanned teenage conceptions and that a number of new initiatives had been launched since 2007 which were still bedding in.
The fixation on teenage pregnancy and the CSG represents an unnecessary and counterproductive diversion from the real issues surrounding teenage fertility and pregnancy.
I'd like to thank Kasabian for all the support they give to Teenage Cancer Trust," he said.
CHICAS creates a support network for teenage girls, who have been the focus of numerous recent studies, including those that indicate they are not getting the attention needed to avoid drugs, violence, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Also, a few of the studies examined teenage vegetarianism, which sometimes stems from body image issues.
She concluded that teenage girls may be vulnerable to placing undue value on a dating relationship if they do not receive adequate emotional nurturance from their own families.
has resulted in a 10 percent drop in teenage pregnancies.
At out first club event--an entirely student-led debate on Iraq between the Teenage Republicans and a group of Democrats--the room was packed with spectators.
They realized, as well, that in many cases there are very few strong adult male role models for teenage boys--role models who teach them otherwise.
Keywords: Hho-Hho region, Swaziland; teenage mothers; support systems; teenage motherhood problems
The money raised will benefit the Teenage Parent Program, a program that provides services for pregnant and parenting teens and their babies.
Police yesterday appealed for information after the attack in the Castleton Gardens area of North Belfast last Sunday An officer said: "A teenage male wearing a black hoody, blue jeans and red shoes was with three friends when they were approached by two males who told the teenager's friends to leave.