Explicit song lyrics increase liklihood of risky teen behaviors

Source:,Pediatrics V118(2),430-441, 2006

”Youths ages 12-17 who listen to music with sexually degrading and explicit lyrics are more likely to have intercourse at an earlier age than peers who listen to lyrics where sex is depicted less explicitly, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,461 teens by telephone in 2001 and conducted follow-up interviews in 2002 and 2004. ”

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  1. There seems to be no interaction with all the information regarding prevention: no outrage, no sympathy, no fear, sorrow or commiseration. Apathy… and the overwhelming message about prevention is that in the absence of interaction information blends into the back of all the other information competing for our attention. And that is very scary. http://www.gnuzworks.com

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