I feel I have quite a large stomach compared to kids at my school and it makes me uncomfortable to wear crop tops or pants that don’t cover my mid area. Especially after I eat, why is my stomach so big and hard to the touch?

Updated 25 March 2024 under Ask Us.

Great question! It’s important to know that fluctuations in the way our body looks are completely natural. For example, after we eat, our body has to spend some time and […]

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Social Media and Body Image

Updated 3 March 2022 under Health Guides.

Social media has become a big part of many peoples’ lives, especially teenagers. Platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok are used by people all over the world. There are […]

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Dietary Supplements

Updated 18 January 2022 under Health Guides.

What are dietary supplements? The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition of a dietary supplement is “a product intended for ingestion that contains a ‘dietary ingredient’ intended to add further […]

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I am underweight, but feel like my thighs are too big and I want to lose fat there. I can’t stop thinking about it and feel very guilty and disgusted with myself after eating a dessert or on a day that I don’t exercise. Any advice?

Updated 15 June 2021 under Ask Us.

We recommend letting either a parent, health care provider, teacher, or another trusted adult know that you are experiencing these thoughts. They can be helpful in giving you some extra […]

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I have a large birth mark on my face. I am really worried that I will never find true love? Will I find someone who loves me even though I have a birth mark?

Updated 21 December 2020 under Ask Us.

Every single person on this earth is uniquely beautiful, both inside and out, in his, her, or their own way. It’s not uncommon for someone to be born with a […]

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Can you help me be less insecure? I’ve seen many other female bodies and cry about how much better they look compared to mine. I don’t want to feel like that anymore.

Updated 15 October 2020 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question. It can feel so tough when we start comparing ourselves and our bodies to other people, especially when we see such unrealistic/filtered images from social […]

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My stomach sticks out but I’m not technically overweight. I’ve been doing 50 sit-ups in bed every night for about 5 months. It doesn’t seem to be helping. Should I tell my parents about my secret exercise, and how do I get rid of belly fat?

Updated 14 May 2020 under Ask Us.

Thanks for asking this question! Every body is different and unique. There is not one body shape or size that is right for everyone, and many different factors, including genetics, […]

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Lately my body image has been poor about myself. I honestly feel so ugly and it makes me sad and depressed. I honestly feel like no one will think I’m cute or even pretty, and compliments I do get I throw down. How can this feeling be stopped?

Updated 7 October 2019 under Ask Us.

Thank you for submitting this important question! Poor body image is a difficult feeling that many teenagers (and adults) deal with. During the teenage years, there are many changes happening […]

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One side of my outer labia is much larger than the other. There is an obvious difference in size, and it makes me very emotionally uncomfortable on a daily basis. Should I be concerned, or is this normal?

Updated 17 April 2018 under Ask Us.

It is perfectly normal for both the outer labia (labia majora) and inner labia (labia minora) to vary in size color, shape and for one side to be larger or […]

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Alopecia Areata

Updated 24 September 2021 under Health Guides.

What is alopecia areata? Alopecia areata pronounced (al-o-PEE-sha, air-ee-AH-tah) is thought to be an auto-immune skin condition that causes hair loss. It is a chronic condition where people can have […]

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