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PPNYC has tips to encourage parents and kids to talk about sex. When you have these ongoing conversations, it can lead to smarter and healthier decisions. Make time to talk! 

1. Start the conversation today! Sex education is a lifelong process. Talk with your family early and often. Watch our videos "Parents and Children: Talking about Sexuality" and "How to Talk with Your Child about Sex" to see how to do it. 


2. Get tips for talking about sex with your family. Parents and caregivers: make a special effort to share your values and beliefs with your children. Download these Planned Parenthood resources in English and Spanish that can help you.

 "Hey What Do I Say? 
A Parent to Parent Guide 
on How to Talk with Your Children 
about Sexuality"
[English]   [Spanish]
"The Importance of Talking 
to Your Parents about 
Sex and Sexuality"
[English]   [Spanish]
"Tips for Talking with Your Teen about Sexuality" 
[English]   [Spanish]
"Talking about Consent at Every Age" 
[English]   [Spanish]

3. Learn about PPNYC's work to foster sex education and family communication and how you can participate. 

- Host an "Adult Role Models" workshop about effective sex ed in your home, religious institution, school, or other community venue.

- Arrange a "Youth Health Promoters" workshop for teens in a school, religious institution, or other community venue.

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To find out about PPNYC's workshops for teens, call (212) 965-4834; for Adult Role Models workshops, call (212) 274-4889.