How the Media is Impacting Teens’ Sexual Behaviors, Gender Identity and More

Read more about the latest episode of the “Newhouse Impact” podcast and listen to the show.

Teenagers’ use of media – especially social media – is the topic of much debate. Research shows media use is having an impact on teens and their sexuality, things such as gender identity, expression, and their sexual choices.

On this “Newhouse Impact” episode, Dr. Rebecca Ortiz, advertising associate professor at the Newhouse School, shares her investigations into teenagers’ media use, in advance of a new book coming out. The work can help inform messages shared through media about teenagers’ health and sexual health.