Decline in Teen Sexual Activity ‘Runs Counter’ to Widespread Sexual Content in Media
A CDC survey showing that teenage sexual activity declined between 1991 and 2001 "runs counter" to widespread, "explicit" sexual content targeted toward teens in the media, the Contra Costa Times reports in an article profiling how more teens are pledging to remain abstinent until marriage. The Times reports that the "reasons teens are embracing virginity are as hard to pinopint as the next hot fashion trend," adding that "[f]aith, open discussions with family members and abstinence-based programs in school may all be playing a role" (Myers, Contra Costa Times, 1/26). The complete article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.