Nov 3, 2008
Anita Chandra discusses the first study to demonstrate a link between exposure to sexual content on TV and subsequently becoming pregnant or being responsible for a pregnancy before the age of 20.
RAND Health has conducted multiple studies identifying the predictors and consequences of adolescent sexual intercourse. One such study is the first to demonstrate a link between exposure to sexual content on television and pregnancy before age 20.
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