Gossip Girl viewers guetting Pregnant!

"Researchers studied the television series gossip girl viewing habits of 718 adolescents ages 12-17. Among those 718, 58 girls became pregnant over the course of the three-year study, and 33 boys were responsible for getting someone pregnant. "About 25 percent of those who watched the most [sexually explicit shows] were involved in a pregnancy, compared with about 12 percent of those who watched the least," the Post notes.


Here's a discussion i ran into earlier just wanted to get your impute on this topic


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Nov 24, 2008 4:14PM EST

gossip girl is not even three yrs old ..
and not getting pregnant is def NOT about ignoring that there is sexual intercourse but about talking about it, knowing about the body and how to protect yourself.

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Nov 24, 2008 8:11PM EST

It's important to note though that this is what's considered a correlation only. Meaning...if these numbers are true (I'd be curious to see the source; actual study) - fine...perhaps more girls who are watching these shows are getting pregnant then ones who are not. But..this doesn't mean that watching the show is what is causing them to get pregnant.Also, the above person makes a good point that Gossip Girl hasn't even been around for 3 years, which certainly demonstrates that you can't conclusively tie any of these pregnancies directly to the watching of Gossip Girl.This sounds like one of those studies that someone went into having pre-decided the results that they wanted to see...it strikes me as in no way scientific or accurate.

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Nov 24, 2008 8:46PM EST

yeah right! seriously ... its a lame excuse...they cant tie the blame on GG, getting pregnant just because of watching the show please......are u kidding me its the whole media whose responsible why teenagers get pregnant these days (atleast) hahahahaha if ever its accurate GG writers should include that the characters were wearing condoms while engaging in a premarital sex....promote safe sex

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