Does Watching Sex on Television Predict Teen Pregnancy? Findings From a National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

  title={Does Watching Sex on Television Predict Teen Pregnancy? Findings From a National Longitudinal Survey of Youth},
  author={Anita Chandra and Steven C Martino and R. Lorraine Collins and Marc N. Elliott and Sandra H. Berry and David E. Kanouse and Angela Miu},
  pages={1047 - 1054}
OBJECTIVE. There is increasing evidence that youth exposure to sexual content on television shapes sexual attitudes and behavior in a manner that may influence reproductive health outcomes. To our knowledge, no previous work has empirically examined associations between exposure to television sexual content and adolescent pregnancy. METHODS. Data from a national longitudinal survey of teens (12–17 years of age, monitored to 15–20 years of age) were used to assess whether exposure to televised… 

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