When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. - Audre Lorde
Care Connection is a sexual and reproductive health blog by Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.
Comprehensive sex education has positive effects, including increasing young people's knowledge and improving their attitudes related to sexual and reproductive health and behaviors. Contrary to popular belief, it does not increase sexual activity, risky behavior or STI/HIV infection rates.
It normalizes the idea of giving and receiving pleasure not just in sexual activity but in relationships as a whole.
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and parents and caregivers play a major role in teen pregnancy prevention.
It's never too early to start talking to your kids about sex. There are ways, as parents, to have a healthy conversation with your kids about sex that's informational and age appropriate.
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