Planned Parenthood

Gulf Coast

Tools for Parents

This page is designed to help you get the conversation about sexuality started and keep it going. Talking to children about sexuality is very important, however its not always easy. We encourage you to have an open, honest relationship with your children. The resources below are designed to help you get the conversation started with your children about sexuality.

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Talking to our teens about sex and sexuality may not always be easy. We're here to help you get the conversation started. Check out this video.


Research shows that teens are more sexually active than parents think. By the time they're 19, seven out of 10 teens have had sex. Two thousand teens get pregnant in the U.S. every day. And teens have very high rates of sexually transmitted infections.


Parents really can make a difference. We can talk with our kids, build strong relationships with them, and set clear expectations and boundaries for them. These are proven ways we can help prevent teen pregnancy, reduce our teens' chances of getting sexually transmitted infections, and help ensure that they lead healthy and rewarding lives. So let's get talking.

 

Talking to Kids About Sex and Sexuality

 

Let's Talk: Parents, Teens, and Sex

 

Helping Teens Delay Having Sex

 

Parenting Teens Who May Be Sexually Active



 Talk to your children about their bodies

 

Click here to learn the Facts About Minor Consent for Medical Treatment.

For additional resources visit Planned Parenthood of America's Tools for Parents page or Real Life Real Talk.

Communication is very important and we want to help parents talk to their kids. We invite churches, schools, neighborhood friends, scout troops, parent organizations, even your company's "brown-bag" lunch group for a "coaching session" to help you talk to your kids about growing up. Email us at information@ppgulfcoast.org to arrange for this workshop. Get a group together, we'll make sure you get the information you need to talk about sexuality in your family.

 

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