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Sexual health Sexualization of girls

• Forty-four to 81 percent of music videos contain sexual imagery.1

• Of 81 television episodes analyzed, 85 percent contained at least once incident of sexual harassment, with an average of 3.4 incidents per program.2

• Girls exposed to beauty-ideal commercials expressed significantly increased body dissatisfaction.3

• Of 80 “teen—rated” video games, 27 percent contained sexual themes.4

• A 2002 study of seventh-grade girls who viewed idealized magazine images of women reported a drop in body satisfaction and a rise in depression.5

• In 2003, tweens -- kids from 7 to 12 -- spent $1.6 million on thong underwear.6

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Sources
1. Grow, 1990
2. Grauerholz and King, 1997
3. 1997 Turner, Hamilton, Jacobs, Angood and Dwyer
4, Haninger and Thompson, 2004
5. Washington Post
6. Time magazine

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