Vulvitis is an inflammation of the vulva. The vulva is the outer part of the female reproductive system.
Vaginitis is any inflammation or infection of the vagina. It is a common problem in girls and women of all ages.
A detailed look at STIs and teens, from protection and treatment to different types of STIs.
The only safe sex is no sex, most healthcare providers say. But certain precautions and safe behaviors can minimize a person’s risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
The teen years bring a focus on social interactions and friendships. This includes same-gender friends, same-gender groups of friends, and cross-gender groups of friends. In addition, sexual maturity triggers teens’ interest in dating and sexual relationships.
Girls experience puberty as a sequence of events, and their pubertal changes usually begin before boys of the same age. The first pubertal change in girls usually is breast development.