Year of Publication
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Katherine Eddens, MPH, PhD
Linda Alexander, Ed.D.
Richard Crosby, PhD
Abstract: At least one out of every three youth will acquire a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) by the time they reach 25 years old. Although this may be caused by a variety of factors, sexually-charged media are believed to play a significant role. In television, there are more sexually inaccurate messages than there are portrayals of sexually responsible behaviors. These messages are not only unrealistic, but they could potentially have negative effects on adolescent sexual behavior. Among these negative effects is failure to use condoms. When used correctly, male condoms are about 98% effective. Recommendations are presented to help address the issue of media influence on adolescent sexual behavior.
Mohammed, Rashidat, "The Effect of Television Watching on Condom Use Among 9th-12th Graders" (2014). Theses and Dissertations--Public Health (M.P.H. & Dr.P.H.). 20.