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How are media influencing teens and their sexual choices and behaviors?

Newhouse Impact: Showcasing the research and creative activity of the faculty and students at the Newhouse School.

Teenagers' use of media - especially social media - is the topic of much debate. Research shows media use is having an impact on teens and their sexuality, things such as gender identity, expression, and their sexual choices.

On this Newhouse Impact Dr. Rebecca Ortiz, Advertising professor a t shares her investigations into teenagers' media use, in advance of a new book coming out. The work can help inform messages shared through media about teenagers' health and sexual health.