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Talking to teens about sex: advice for parents on when, how, what to say and why it’s so important

By Ayobami Precious Adekola, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of South Africa
The “birds and the bees”. The “facts of life”. Whatever you call it, many parents dread discussing sex and sexuality with their teenagers. They may be embarrassed, or worried that they don’t understand some concepts. In some countries, cultural norms may mean it’s considered inappropriate for adults and adolescents to talk about sex.

However, these are conversations worth having. A large body of research has…The Conversation

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