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Monday, November 03, 2008

According to a study:
Teenagers who watch a lot of television featuring flirting, necking, discussion of sex and sex scenes are much more likely than their peers to get pregnant or get a partner pregnant, according to the first study to directly link steamy programming to teen pregnancy.
It couldn't be because teens who are having sex like to watch sex on TV, could it?
Several experts questioned whether the study had established a causal relationship.

"It may be the kids who have an interest in sex watch shows with sexual content," said Laura Lindberg of the Guttmacher Institute. "I'm concerned this makes it seem like if we just shut off the TV we'd dramatically reduce the teen pregnancy rate."
Thank you. I am fairly sure there was teen pregnancy in Shakespeare's day.

("Study Shews Maids Who Watch Plays with Barbèd Witte More Likely to be Swived.")

I think if you watch kids have sex on TV, you are likely to be more aware of the likelihood of getting knocked up than if you don't. Because there is not a girl on TV who has unprotected sex who doesn't come up with an STD or a pregnancy scare or a baby. Not only because standards and practices demand it, but because why would you leave a setup like that hanging?


I was reading somewhere that a surefire way to reduce teen pregnancy is to reduce the number of teens. I'm not sure I see the correlation.

By Blogger Tim W., at 9:41 PM  

These kind of news-items is why I have a tendency to kick a random news reporter in the face. ;-)

Today on the biggest Dutch news-website this headline:

'Lesbian Doctor kicked from Grey's Anatomy!'

Further into the article, citing Shonda Rhimes: 'Of course she wasn't kicked because she plays a lesbian'.


By Blogger avlan, at 11:06 AM  

People just love to blame TV for everything, becaise people in the media are already under attack no matter what they do, so it's a win-win plan - like saying teachers should be paid more - can't go wrong saying stuff like that!

By Blogger ., at 10:20 AM  

All people in TV can do is just keep going. People will always blame TV for things, because it takes the blame away from themselves.

By Blogger Neil, at 10:23 AM  

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