About TeenHealthFX | Online Resource For Teenage Health & Wellness
TeenHealthFX.com is an award winning website providing an online resource for teenagers asking questions about their health, body, sexuality & more.
TeenHealthFX.com is a teenage health website project funded by Atlantic Health System’s - Morristown Medical Center. The site is maintained with input from teenagers and support from community leaders. Atlantic's Community Health Department and Goryeb Children's Hospital / Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health are responsible for the content and operation of the site. The professional staff who answer questions from our vast teenage audience and provide oversight include clinical social workers, health educators, adolescent medicine physicians, pediatricians and pediatric subspecialist's, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists, and many other health professionals.
The goal of TeenHealthFX.com is to provide teens with an online resource for any and all of their questions regarding health, relationships, their body and their sexuality. In addition to being an online health resource for teens, for those who live in Northern New Jersey the site is intended to help access medical, mental health, and other support services. The vision of TeenHealthFX.com is to empower adolescents to improve their health through individual responsibility.
TeenHealthFX.com has been live on the Internet since September 1999. It has been featured both nationally and locally in USA Today, New York Times, Daily Record, Star Ledger and Scholastic Choices. On television, TeenHealthFX has been highlighted on ABC News and NJN News.
A number of awards have been earned by TeenHealthFX.com including:
The teenagers, community members, and professional staff involved with TeenHealthFX.com are very proud of the website and the awards that have been earned. We are always looking for ways to keep the website informative, current, and user-friendly so that we can ensure its continued use as a valuable online health resource for adolescents.
70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition 6
33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse. 18
Nearly two in five 12th graders report using some kind of vaping device in the past year. 7
1 in 4 teens contract a sexually transmitted disease every year. 11
In 2017, persons aged 15–24 years represented 62.6% of all chlamydia cases. 10
More than 130 Americans die everyday from an opioid overdose. 9
In the next 24 hours, 1,439 teens will attempt suicide. 14
In the next 24 hours, 2,795 teenage girls will become pregnant 12
Only 50.6% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 with a mental health disorder received treatment in the last year. 8
90% of daily tobacco users begin by age 18 13
Many teens reported feeling overwhelmed (31%) and depressed or sad (30%) as a result of stress. 16
37.3 percent of 12th graders reported vaping in the past 12 months 15
Two-thirds of those who developed alcohol or substance use disorders have had a mental health disorder. 17
At least 80% of sexually active people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lifetime 20
In 2016, 56 percent of deaths among passenger vehicle occupants ages 16-19 were drivers 22
21% of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are among people aged 13-24 years old, most of those being 20-24. 19
59% of all students in grades 9 to 12 indicated that they had not yet had sex. 21
1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship 23
50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide 24
There was a 78% increase in e-cigarette use between 2017 and 2018. 2
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. 1
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 12-18. 3
Young people aged 15–24 years acquire half of all new STDs 4
In 2017, 5455 teenagers died from an overdose 5
44.88% of teens feel stressed “all the time.” 25
59% of U.S. teens have personally experienced at least one type of abusive online behaviors. 26
In 2017 2,734 teenagers (ages 13-19) died in the United States from crash injuries. 27
Roughly 40% of teenagers will try drugs at least once, which means 60% will not. 28
The average 12th grader spends approximately 2 hours per day texting. 29