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Reflective girlMany advocacy organizations are teaming up with the entertainment industry to provide accurate information and important media messages about teenage pregnancy. The Internet is providing a safe and confidential outlet where teens can get accurate information about teen sexuality issues. According to a recent study, 68% of 12-24-year-olds have gotten health information online, 44% have looked up information online about pregnancy, birth control, HIV/AIDS, or other STDs.

Many popular teen television programs have incorporated important messages about teen sexuality. An episode of Dawson’s Creek, for example, presented the possibility that Joey, the program’s main character, might be pregnant.

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