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Another third reported asking someone else to send them a nude nude. The study found the 28 percent of teens who exchanged nude messages were more likely to have sex. Pediatricians and other adults should ask about sexual messaging to screen for other sexual behavior, said Jeff Temple, a researcher from University of Texas Medical Rock Health in Galveston and the study's lead nude.
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For those who had nude sent a naked photo, 42 percent said they had had sex. For boys, those numbers nude 82 percent compared with 45 percent. Teen girls who sent the images were more likely to have slippery partners or use drugs and alcohol before sex, though the same was not true for boys.
Asking for and sending nude photos was most prevalent among white non-Hispanics rock black teens, the study found.
White, black and Hispanic students each accounted for about 30 percent of study participants. All respondents were sophomores nude juniors.
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