Teenagers, Pregnancy, and TV

Youth Specialties
November 11th, 2008

“Our findings suggest that television may play a significant role in the high rates of teenage pregnancy in the United States,” said Anita Chandra, a behavioral scientist who led the research at RAND, a nonprofit research organization.

“We’re not saying we’re establishing causation, but we are saying this is one factor that we were able to prospectively link to the teen pregnancy outcome” link

So says the findings of a new study from RAND, a non-profit research organization. The article goes on to point out that teen pregnancy is, over all, on the decline. When it comes to sex ed with your students what are ways you’ve found tha work with your students? Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Can we blame teen pregnancy on the media? Are there more important factors to consider?

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