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Dr. Oscar Taube, M.D.

Dr. Oscar Taube, M.D.

Dr. Oscar Taube is the Clinical Director and Director of Medical Education at Greenspring Pediatric Associates (Sinai Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Department) in Baltimore, and the Coordinator of Adolescent Medicine at Sinai Hospital's Department of Pediatrics. He is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

I'm 17 years old and I have never had sex but I've been with this guy off and on for about a year and I went to his house and we fooled around. His penis never entered me but I didn't have my period last month. I've been very stressed out totally between working two jobs and everything. I also have been taking diet pills. Do you think there is any chance I could be pregnant? It may sound stupid but I'm a little worried. I don't get sick in the morning or anything. What's wrong with me?
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S. Studies have shown that the number of teenagers who have reported using marijuana nearly doubled from 1991 to 1997. By 1997, 50% of high school seniors reported having used marijuana and 88% reported that marijuana was either "fairly easy" or "very easy" to obtain.
This story illustrates a sad but real problem with teenagers, since risk behaviors tend to "clump together" with many teens. In other words, it's very common for a teen who starts having sex at a very young age to contract one or more sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) AND to have a pregnancy at a young age, AND to be the victim of sexual abuse, AND to have educational problems, AND to have severe family problems, etc.
Q: I was wondering if you could help me out with a problem. I have tried and tried to go on a diet - I even tried diet pills and they just don't work! I work out sometimes, I play basketball all the time, but it never seems to help any!!! All my friends are really skinny and pretty and I feel like I shouldn't even be friends with them 'cause of what they look like.
Q: I was wondering if you could help me out with a problem. I have tried and tried to go on a diet - I even tried diet pills and they just don't work! I work out sometimes, I play basketball all the time, but it never seems to help any!!! All my friends are really skinny and pretty and I feel like I shouldn't even be friends with them 'cause of what they look like. I have a lot of friends but I have also been made fun of.

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