by | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | May 4, 2009

A new study recently presented at Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Baltimore reveals that teens who watched adult-themed movies and television programming as children become sexually active at a younger age than their peers.

According to Dr. David Bickham , Staff Scientist at CMCH and co-author of the study, adult entertainment deals with issues that adults face, including sexuality. Dr. Bickham argues that “children learn from the media, and when they watch media with sexual references and innuendos, our research suggests they are more likely to engage in sexual activity earlier in life.”

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