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Brown, Jane D. (2000). Adolescents’ Sexual Media Diets. Journal of Adolescent Health, 27(Suppl. 2), 35-40.


A model of how adolescents choose, interpret, and interact with the mass media is discussed in the context of sexual development. The Media Practice Model suggests that adolescents select and react to sexual media diets that speak to an emerging sense of themselves as sexual human beings. Relatively little is known about how the sexual content adolescents attend to in the media is interpreted or incorporated into their lives. Entertainment-education and media literacy are two strategies for increasing the possibility of healthy outcomes from adolescents' use of sexual media.


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Journal of Adolescent Health


Brown, Jane D.