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Influence of New Media on Adolescent Sexual Health: Evidence and Opportunities

Publication Date
Apr 14, 2011

The goal of this review is to develop a working knowledge base about the use of new media and its potential impact on sexual activity and decision making. This literature review discusses of the types of new media available to adolescents, outlining both the platforms that adolescents use to access media and the media itself, and illuminates the potential relations between new media and adolescent sexual activity. The intended audiences are policymakers, public health professionals, researchers studying adolescent sexual health and/or media use, and program developers. [72 PDF pages]