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      Abstract

      Today's generation of adolescents and young adults have been labeled “digital natives” given that they have had access to digital technology since birth. In this review, we address 2 critical areas affecting adolescents' reproductive health and social media. First, we address the current state of the science across several “hot topic” areas of social media use, including body image and privacy concerns. Second, we shift to consider social media as a potential health education tool in the area of reproductive health. Throughout this review, we attend to gender differences for these topics, including differences between males and females as well as differences between cis and trans adolescents. Our goal is for this review to provide a timely update for providers caring for today's digital natives.

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