For the last 25 years, journalist Peggy Orenstein has been documenting and dissecting the inner lives of teenage girls in America, exploring why some young women struggle with confidence or harbor secret Disney princess obsessions. Her method is simple: she talks to teens—hundreds of them—then compiles their stories to share their internal struggles with the world, providing the rest of us with a nuanced look inside their homes, schools, friendships and more. Orenstein: When the Kavanaugh stuff was happening, I checked in with boys and said, "How are you guys talking about this? If they talked about it, it was just with girls. Why is that, do you think?
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The FBI said the teens included high school students and young people reported missing by their families. Osborne said he calls taking the young people off the street "recoveries," because the children are not charged. In child exploitation cases like this, law enforcement officials said operations are designed to remove the young victims from a life of exploitation and abuse.
Fewer teens report having sex
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