Doctor blames Internet for teen pregnancies in China

A Chinese newspaper reports that nearly half of pregnant teens in Shanghai met their partner on the Web.

The Internet is apparently largely to blame for unwanted teen pregnancies in China's Shanghai, where many young girls get their ideas about sex from going online rather than talking to an adult, according to this article from Reuters released Tuesday.

Reuters cited a Chinese newspaper reporting that nearly half of pregnant teens in Shanghai met their partner on the Web. A doctor in the country who manages the teen-pregnancy hotline said that 46 percent of the more than 20,000 teenage girls who called in within the last two years said they had had sex with boys they met online.

 

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