American Academy of Pediatrics. Policy statement--sexuality, contraception, and the media.

@article{Strasburger2010AmericanAO,
  title={American Academy of Pediatrics. Policy statement--sexuality, contraception, and the media.},
  author={Victor C. Strasburger},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={126 3},
  pages={
          576-82
        }
}
From a health viewpoint, early sexual activity among US adolescents is a potential problem because of the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. New evidence points to the media adolescents use frequently (television, music, movies, magazines, and the Internet) as important factors in the initiation of sexual intercourse. There is a major disconnect between what mainstream media portray-casual sex and sexuality with no consequences-and what children and teenagers need… CONTINUE READING
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