Parents, we know it's not always easy to talk to your kids about sex. But it's vital! What parents say matters:
- 38% of teens report that parents are the biggest influence on their decisions about sex, while only 22 percent say their biggest influence is their friends (Alpert, 2012).
- 78% of teens say it would be easier to delay sex and avoid pregnancy if they could have more open conversations about it with their parents (Alpert, 2012).
- Teens who report having good conversations with their parents about sex are more likely to delay sex, have fewer partners, and use condoms and other birth control when they do have sex (Guilamo-Ramos et al., 2010; Weinman et al., 2008)
Talking to kids about sex and sexuality
Keeping teens healthy by setting boundaries
Resources for Parents
Sex, The Internet & Texting