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Talking about sex with our children isn't always easy. Planned Parenthood of Maryland believes parents can and should be the primary sexuality educators of their children. Most parents want to discuss sex with their kids, but they are often unsure of what to say and when to say it. And, believe it or not, most kids want their parents to talk to them about sex.

That is why PPM offers programs for parents to address sexuality issues accurately and appropriately with their children within their own value system.

When parents talk to their children openly and honestly, their children are much more likely to make responsible, healthy choices in the future.

  • Teens say that parents influence their decisions about sex more than anyone else, including friends and the media.
    The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  • Most parents over estimate the influence of their kids' friends on decisions related to sex.
    The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  • Adolescents and young adults are much more likely to feel able to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS if they have discussed sexuality issues with their parents.
    Advocates for Youth
  • Teens are much more likely to use condoms if their mothers have discussed condom use with them before they initiate sexual intercourse.
    Advocates for Youth

Click here to learn about Maryland laws regarding minors and reproductive health.


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