Tuesday 27 August UK News feed. Have your say: Is it fair to blame celebrities for teenage sexual problems? Teenagers are in the grip of a sexual health crisis fuelled by a "celebrity culture" that condones alcohol abuse, drug addiction and promiscuity, Government-funded advisers warn today. A daily diet of celebrities in sexualised poses, taking drugs and getting drunk has led to increasing numbers of children "defining their lifestyle" around drugs, alcohol and sex in their early teens, with Britain now having the highest rate of teenage pregnancies and sexual infections in Europe, they say. Despite this, Government campaigns have failed to make the link between drugs, alcohol and sexual health - even though many drugs increase sexual desire, leading to more sex and more drinking, the Independent Advisory Group IAG on Sexual Health and HIV reports. At the same time, "distorted messages" mean young boys wear football shirts emblazoned with alcohol brands while girls read magazines portraying them as sex objects, or purchase "sexualised" dolls.
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We analyse the portrayal of sex and drug use in the most popular movies of the last 20 years using the Internet Movie Database list of the top movies of all time. Films were reviewed by one of two teams of two observers using a data extraction sheet tested for inter-rater reliability. Sexual activity, sexually transmitted disease STD prevention, birth control measures, drug use and any consequences discussed or depicted were recorded. There was only one suggestion of condom use, which was the only reference to any form of birth control.
Teens in American high schools aren't drinking, dealing drugs or having sex nearly as much as their parents' generation. Why it matters: Teen angst looks a lot different today than it did in the '90s — in some cases for the better. Smaller family sizes, the internet boom and a spike in youth anxiety have all played a role, according to researchers.
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