In 2019, we wrote posts about everything from how to cope with college stress to myths about trauma therapy to menstrual blood clots.

We may be biased, but we loved every one of them. In honor of the end of 2019 and the start of a new year, here are our 5 most popular blog posts from 2019.

1. You Asked It: Can My Doctor Tell If I’ve Had Sex?


We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: no one can tell whether you’ve had sex unless you tell them. Learn why.

2. You Asked It: My Vagina Smells AWFUL


No one’s vagina is meant to smell like a flower. But if it smells extra, extra strong down there all of a sudden, something might be up.

3. What You Need to Know About the Freeze Response


You’ve probably heard about the fight or flight response. But how much do you know about the freeze response?

4. 3 Healthy Alternatives to Water for When You’re Over H2O


If you’re having trouble drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, try these alternatives to stay hydrated.

5. You Asked It: Can My GF Give Me a Yeast Infection?


Yeast infections can be a pain to deal with, but (if you have a penis) you probably won’t get one from having sex with your girlfriend.

Happy new year! We look forward to answering more of your teen health questions in 2020!

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is located in New York City. It provides comprehensive, confidential, judgment free health care at no charge to over 12,000 young people every year. This column is not intended to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual, only general information for education purposes only.