Op-Ed by APPC researchers Amy Jordan, Amy Bleakley, and Michael Hennessy appears in Philadelphia Inquirer

    An op-ed written by Amy Jordan, Ph.D., director of APPC’s Media and the Developing Child area, and APPC Health Communication scholars Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., and Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., appears in the April 7 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. In the piece, titled “Media have a role in sex ed,” the authors argue that media should convey more responsible messages about sex to teen audiences. “Characters should discuss contraception. Unplanned pregnancies should not always be resolved with a convenient miscarriage. Plot lines that show romantic relationships should model conversations about testing for sexually transmitted diseases.”