Comprehensive Review of Research into Impact of Sex in Media on Youth Reveals Troubling Signs, Gaps in Knowledge

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Sexual Health

The most comprehensive review of research conducted to date into the impact sexual imagery in media has on youth, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, reveals a dangerous lack of knowledge about how young people are being affected.

The study, conducted by S. Liliana Escobar-Chaves, DrPH, and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston under contract to The Medical Institute for Sexual Health, systematically reviewed all biomedical and social science research conducted from 1983 to 2004 that explored effects of mass media on youth.