Groundbreaking research suggests that pregnancy rates are much higher among teens who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialog and behavior, compared with those who have tamer viewing tastes.
No. Really? I guess it's true that as man a man thinketh, so he is. Or as he watches, so he becomes.
Though it seems apparent that the link of sex-infused TV images would be inherently tied to teen pregnancies, research is now backing up this assumption. The Associated Press reports that "the new study was the first to link viewing habits with teen pregnancy." Previously, researchers had found that watching sex on TV influences teens to have sex at an earlier age, but this new study, according to behavioral scientist Andita Chandra of Rand Corp., reports that "teens who watched the raciest shows were twice as likely to become pregnant over the next three years" as those who didn't.
The study was based on the answers of 2,003 12-to 17-year old girls and boys nationwide. Read more about it here.