Study links sexual content on TV to teen pregnancy

November 3, 2008 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Alleyne Regis for this article.

Sexual content on television is strongly associated with teen pregnancy, a new study from the RAND Corporation shows.

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.

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