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Monday, November 3, 2008

study links sexual content on tv to teen pregnancy


From Perez Hilton

Sexual content on television is strongly associated with teen pregnancy, a new study from the RAND Corporation shows.
New information linking sexual content on television with teen pregnancy will help develop prevention programs.

New information linking sexual content on television with teen pregnancy will help develop prevention programs.

Researchers at the nonprofit organization found that adolescents with a high level of exposure to television shows with sexual content are twice as likely to get pregnant or impregnate someone as those who saw fewer programs of this kind over a period of three years. It is the first study to demonstrate this association, RAND said.