The Common Good
May-June 2001

Sex in the City (and the suburbs)

by Rose Marie Berger, Susannah Hunter | May-June 2001

There is a new ad campaign hitting the national media called "Sex Has
Consequences." With full-page ads in Teen People, Vibe, and The
Source, the National Campaign to Prevent

There is a new ad campaign hitting the national media called "Sex Has Consequences." With full-page ads in Teen People, Vibe, and The Source, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is in your face about kids having kids. Along with print ads, the campaign is urging TV shows with high teen viewer rates—Felicity, Dawson's Creek, and Seventh Heaven—to include teen pregnancy in their story lines. "Our goal is to provoke thought and discussion on sex and its consequences," said campaign director Sara Brown. The United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancy, births, and abortions in the industrialized world.

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