by American Academy of Pediatrics | AAP News | October 1, 2001

Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, represented the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Public Education at a Senate forum on July 26, 2001, where he testified on how sexually explicit media impact young people.

“’Young people tell me that the media is one of their leading sources of information about sex,’ said Dr. Rich. ‘Each year television and movies offer 14,000 sexual portrayals, of which only 165 deal with risks of pregnancy, HIV, or other STDs.’”

» See Dr. Rich’s Bio

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