Healthy Living: Local News
Sex In Media
Story Updated: Aug 30, 2010
UNDATED (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Because of a large amount of sexual messages in the media, the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends pediatricians make the issue a part of routine visits with teens.
The academy says on average teens spend 7-hours a day with various forms of media, like the TV, Internet or video games.
The experts say pediatricians should ask teens about how much screen time they get, and offer counseling on sex messages they're exposed to.
The academy also wants to encourage broadcasters to delay commercials for erectile dysfunction drugs, which experts say might be confusing to children, until after 10 pm.