Sexting (sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages or photos through text messages or other electronic means)1 is an increasingly recognized adolescent health concern. Less is known about nonconsensual sexting, a range of behaviors and experiences including having a sexual photo shared without consent, a form of noncontact sexual violence.2 We examined prevalence of having a sexual photo shared without permission, including variation by demographics, and associations with interpersonal violence experiences, mental health and suicidality, and sexual risk behaviors.
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Pampati S, Lowry R, Moreno MA, Rasberry CN, Steiner RJ. Having a Sexual Photo Shared Without Permission and Associated Health Risks: A Snapshot of Nonconsensual Sexting. JAMA Pediatr. Published online March 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0028
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