Teens who "sext" are at risk

A new study finds teens who send or receive sexually explicit text messages, or sexts, are more likely to engage in risky sexual activity.

The study looked at more than 1800 high school students in Los Angeles.

15% of students with cell phones said they had taken part in sexting, and 54% knew someone who had sent a sext.

Teens who admitted to taking part in the messages were more likely to be sexually active, and to have had unprotected sex. 

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