Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Watch what your kids watch

A Children's Hospital Boston study suggests that children who view adult-targeted TV may become sexually active earlier in life. For every hour children ages 6- to 8-years-old watched adult content, their chances of having sex during early adolescence increased by 33%,

The study consisted of 365 males and 389 females, who were tracked during 2 stages: first during childhood, and again 5 years later when 12- to 18-years-old. At each stage, the television programs and movies and the time spent watching them were logged. "Television and movies are among the leading sources of information about sex and relationships for adolescents," says Hernan Delgado, MD, lead author of the study presented yesterday at a Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Baltimore.

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