SPOTLIGHT: Sexual content on TV, teen pregnancy linked

According to, a study by the RAND corporation shows that adolescents who watch shows with lots of sexual content are more likely to become pregnant or cause a pregnancy than their counterparts who watched less programming of this kind over a three year period. The study appears in this month's edition of the journal Pediatrics, and takes into account three surveys of 2,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 from 2001 to 2004; it focuses on the 700 participants who had had sexual intercourse by the third survey. Article