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For Parents

At Planned Parenthood, we know that parents want to be the main source of information about sexuality for their children. We also know that many parents want some help! We live in a very sexual world. There are messages about sex all around us - on the radio & TV, in movies, magazines and music. Sex is used to sell everything from soap to sports cars. Political and religious leaders have a lot to say about sex, too. Despite all the talk, our kids don't get much useful information. Many kids become confused and may be pressured to have sex before they're ready. Too often sexual abuse, sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy shape the lives of young people.


There are some great books out there:

It’s Perfectly Normal – Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex & Sexual Health
Robie H. Harris

It’s So Amazing – A book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies and families
Robie H. Harris

But how’d I get in there in the first place? Talking to your child about sex
Deborah M. Roffman

Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parent’s Guide to Talking Sense about Sex.
Deborah M. Roffman

Words Can Work: When Talking with Kids About Sexual Health
Jeanne Blake, featuring Dr. David Satcher, MD, PhD, Former US Surgeon General

Our Bodies, Ourselves
The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective

Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens – From  Middle School to High School and Beyond
Debra W. Haffner


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