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Comment & Response
December 2, 2019

A Decade of Sexting Research: Are We Any Wiser?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Communication Studies, Research Foundation Flanders, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(2):204. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4562

To the Editor Mori et al1 provide a much-needed meta-analysis and systematic review of the associations of sexting with sexual behaviors and other health indicators. Their rigorous analysis will be a valuable resource to clinicians. It also serves as another reminder that, despite the boom in sexting research over the past decade, scholars have only begun to scratch the surface of the phenomenon. Next to the urgent need for a unified conceptualization of sexting to generate sufficient cumulative evidence,1-3 2 other areas for future work are made apparent.

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