Study: Sexting now more prevalent among adolescents

This Feb. 11, 2009 file photo shows a person beginning to write a text message on his cellphone in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

New research out Monday shows that sexting has become more prevalent among adolescents and it could be a gateway for increased sexual activity.

Researchers at the University of Texas surveyed more than 1,000 students and found that between 15 and 28 percent of adolescents engage in sexting.

Teens who admitted to sexting were more likely to report being more sexually active in a follow-up survey.

To read details on the study, click here.

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