SexCom Note on SEX AND MEDIA - SEX AND MEDIA General media exposure socialization channels parents religion and schools Media has become important

SexCom Note on SEX AND MEDIA - SEX AND MEDIA General media...

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SEX AND MEDIA General media exposure: socialization channels – parents, religion, and schools. Media has become important sexual socialization agents! Gathering sex info from the media is risk free and informative. Media also has very accessible Old research younger adolescents (13-15) say primary teachers are parents, friends, schools, media. Older: friends, parents, Media Has shifted the past 20 years New research shows: young people spend 6-7 hours on some form of media Nation survey shows: 1/3 of young children have a TV in the bedroom (cable and TV) Survey from HS students show that 50% said TV taught them about BC, contraception and preventing pregnancy Girls 2/3 and 40% of boys learned from magazines Content analysis found that sex content ranged from flirting intercourse from 1/3 to more than 2/3 in 1-2 years Depiction of intercourse occurred in every 10 programs 20-50% -- music videos portray some type of sexuality 67% of Hollywood movies are R-rated most young people have seen these movies long before 18 Magazines and teen girls: increased coverage of sex health issues over the past 2 decades. Both advertising and editorial content based on what women and girls should do to get and keep their man Quality: more than half of sexual intercourse on TV occurs in an established relationship 10% are couples who have met recently 24% do not maintain a relationship after having sex

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