Home > Lifestyle > Teen > Your body Your body All sections in Teen » Your body » Your future » Your life » Your relationships » Teen News Media may have little effect on teens' sexual behaviour A study found that parents and peers have a much greater influence on teens' sexual behaviour than sexy movies, television and other media. Ask Teen Expert » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » From girl to woman From boy to man Parental guidance makes teens more cautious about sex A new analysis suggests that parents who set rules and keep tabs on their teenagers tend to have kids who are more cautious about engaging in sexual activity. Parents underestimate kids' access to porn With the easy access to internet porn sites, parents can no longer keep pornography content away from kids. Active kids may have better thinking skills A study suggests that children who engage in sports activities have greater attention spans and fare better at problem solving. Obese teens less likely to use birth control The findings of a new study suggest that obesity may be an important factor associated with adolescent women's sexual behaviour. Obesity predictor of early puberty in girls New research shows obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported. 10-year-old beats the bulge Tired of feeling miserable in her own skin, Dominique Greeff took charge of her life and eating habits, and has since lost an awesome 11.5kg at the tender age of 10. Here is her story. Screening teens for obesity may not help them lose weight A U.S. study has found that weight screening for high school aged teenagers are not enough to get obese kids on track toward a healthier weight. Some South African teens are obese while others are too skinny Human Movement scientists have long suspected a link between physical inactivity and obesity among South African adolescents, but up to now there have been few hard facts and figures to back this up. The body is weird and wonderful We share a few medical facts about things we don’t really talk about – navels, farts, nipples and erections! load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Painmaster Microcurrent Therapy provides drug-free pain relief Update on Equazen acquisition by Flordis South Africa 2016 When lice just keep coming back! Cipla Community Hero: Ana Rocha Live healthier Did you know? » Allergies less common in kids who suck their thumbs Two-dose chickenpox shot gets the job done What nits and lice look like in your hair 5 diseases your child can pick up at school School is a place for learning, but it also creates the perfect environment for an infectious disease to spread like wildfire. Healthy legs » The results you should know from the Healthy Legs Survey Could your job be causing varicose veins? Varicose veins? Don't do these exercises 5 stages of vein disease Weak or damaged valves in the veins can cause varicose veins.