Children who watch adult television have sexual intercourse earlier

Telegraph (UK) 05 May 2009

Children who watch adult television programme shows are a third more likely to become sexually active in their early teens, according to a study. The younger they are exposed to screen content meant for their parents, the sooner they lose their virginity during adolescence, the research showed. It found that for every hour the youngest group of children watched adult programmes over the two sample days, their chances of having sex during early adolescence increased by 33 percent.

Dr Hernan Delgado, who carried out the study, said: “Television and movies are among the leading sources of information about sex and relationships for adolescents. His team, the Children’s Hospital Boston, tracked 754 girls and boys, between the ages of six and eighteen, and recorded their viewing habits over a sample weekday and weekend day.
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