News | Topic: Adolescent Development
Jul 6, 2022
How Porn Corrupts The Brain’s Reward System: Neurosurgeon Explains
Defend Young Minds interviews Dr. Donald Hilton. Read or watch the interview here.
Jul 1, 2022
Puberty Blockers, Cross-Sex Hormones, And Youth Suicide
Lowering legal barriers to make it easier for minors to undergo cross-sex medical interventions without parental consent does not reduce suicide rates—in fact, it likely leads to higher rates of suicide among young people in states that adopt these changes. Read the article here.
Jan 21, 2022
Porn Addiction And Kids – Neuropsychologist Reveals Who Is Most Vulnerable
Kristen Jenson of Defend Young Minds interviews Dr. Mateusz Gola about problematic pornography use and the latest neuroscience of addiction. Access the interview here.
Dec 15, 2021
Billie Eilish Says Porn Fixation Starting At Age 11 ‘Destroyed’ Her Brain
The “Bad Guy” singer said violent sex videos warped her perspective on healthy relationships. Read the article here
Aug 16, 2021
Scotland Will let Pupils Change Gender Aged 4 Without Their Parents’ Consent
Teachers are also told not to question a child’s request to choose a new name or use a different toilet. Read the article here.
Apr 29, 2021
Transition Therapy For Transgender Teens Drives Divide
On Dec. 1, 2020, Keira Bell won a lawsuit against the Gender Identity Development Service of the Tavistock and Portman National Health Service Foundation Trust. Bell claimed doctors should have challenged her more about the decision to transition before starting medical treatment. Read the full article here.
Sep 16, 2020
4 Body Safety Rules To Protect Kids Ages 5-10
Teaching simple body safety rules and empowering kids to reject pornography are powerful ways to safeguard your family. Read the article here.
Sep 10, 2019
Teens Who Don’t Date May Be More Well-Adjusted And Less Depressed
When it comes to teen dating, a new study found that students not in a romantic relationship had stronger social skills and were less depressed than their peers. Read the article here.
Jul 5, 2019
Study Finds Sexting May Be A Healthy Part Of Growing Up?!?
University of Texas Medical Branch researchers say that when older teens are sexting – sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos over mobile phones – it may simply be a healthy part of growing up. Read the full article here.
Mar 14, 2019
5 Body Safety Rules Every 5-Year-Old Should Know
It seems like the number of things you need to talk to your children about in order to keep them safe just keeps growing! One issue that should be at the top of your list is protecting kids from sexual abuse. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2018
‘Boy Or Girl?’ Parents Raising ‘Theybies’ Let Kids Decide
Parents in the U.S. are increasingly raising children outside traditional gender norms — allowing boys and girls to play with the same toys and wear the same clothes — though experts say this is happening mostly in progressive, well-to-do enclaves. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2018
5 Ways Kids’ Brains Are Super Susceptible To Porn
The brain’s natural safeguards are under construction during childhood and adolescence, and this has implications for the impact of pornography on young people’s brains. Read the article here.