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  What is the role of teen magazines? Tuesday 24 February 2004  
Magazines for teenage girls frequently come under fire for being overly explicit about sex and every so often MPs or newspapers will launch a new attack. But how vital are these magazines to young girls in giving sex education and information?

The Sexual Offences Act comes into force in May, making it an offence for any kind of sexual touching between underage teenagers. But how will this affect the girls' magazines, which advise young women about sex and relationships? Will they be seen to be encouraging unlawful practice?
Fleur Fisher of the Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel and teenagers Alice Wallace Wright and Natasha Wright join Jenni to discuss the educational role of teenage magazines.
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