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TV Sex Linked to Teen Pregnancies

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Marcia, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Marcia

    Marcia Active Member

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27506234
    The RAND Corp. study is the first of its kind to identify a link between teenagers’ exposure to sexual content on TV and teen pregnancies. The study, released Monday and published in the November edition of the journal Pediatrics, found that teens exposed to high levels of sexual content on television were twice as likely to be involved in a pregnancy in the following three years as teens with limited exposure.......

    ....Chandra said the new findings are significant given the intractable social and public health problems associated with teen pregnancies. While the teen pregnancy rate in the United States has dropped considerably since the early ’90s, the U.S. rate remains one of the highest among the world’s industrialized nations. Nearly 1 million young women between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant each year in the U.S., and they are more likely than other teens to drop out of high school and live in poverty.___End

    There was a longer article on this on the front page of today's Washington Post.
     
  2. Palatka51

    Palatka51 New Member

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    All the more reason to turn it off.
     
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    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    I do not see how the findings can be surprising to anyone. What we read and what we watch ... in other words what we fill our minds with we become.
     
  4. Marcia

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    Right. But this is the first hardcore scientifically accepted proof of that. It's extremely significant.
     
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    donnA New Member

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    If it weren't true we wouldn't have tv commercials. Commercials are proof that what we see on tv we want to do or to be or the have.
     
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    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

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    Score one for "common sense", though it had to take a "study" for it to be accepted.
    Any teen could have told you the effects of sex on TV. Any sensible person for that matter could have, in spite of the liberal mantra so often touted that it's "only TV".

    Now if this study had only come out some 30 or 40 years ago ---!
     
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