Talking to children about issues of sexuality can be a difficult experience for many parents. However, parents can play a key role in promoting healthy sexual development and reducing risky sexual behaviors. With the increasing rates of pregnancy, HIV and STDs among adolescents, now is the best time to have discussions about sex with your children. Studies show that adolescents whose parents talk with them about sex are more likely to delay their first sexual relationship and have fewer risky behaviors. Unfortunately, many parents don’t know where to begin.
This resource can help parents in talking to their children about lowering their risk of getting HIV or other STDs, and other unwanted results related to having sex.