As parents, we all want the best for our teens. That means helping them with homework, encouraging their hobbies, and ...talking about sex.
Teens name parents as the biggest influence on their decisions about sex. And teens who talk to their parents about sex are more likely to wait longer to have sex, and use condoms and other forms of birth control when they do.
We¹re here to help you get the conversation started. Watch this video to learn more.
For Let's Talk Month, Planned Parenthood and Family Circle magazine, with assistance from the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at NYU, conducted a nationally representative survey that revealed
Parents are significantly more comfortable talking with their teens about sex than teens are talking with their parents.
Parents think they are having conversations about sex and sexuality more often than their kids think they are, and parents think they are giving a nuanced message while their kids say they hear only simple directives.
Visit Tools for Parents for tips on talking with teens about sex and sexual health, building strong parent-teen relationships, and setting rules that help keep teens safe and healthy.
Parents, Teens, and Sex
For Let's Talk Month, we asked teens and parents — including actors Cynthia Nixon, Elizabeth Banks, and Alfre Woodard — about the conversations they've had with their families about sex. Here are their stories.