Teens’ sex talks with parents tied to less risky behavior

Teens who reported having these conversations with their parents also tended to exhibit safer sex behavior and were more likely to use condoms or other contraception. There were no significant differences based on the topics parents discussed with their teens, Widman and colleagues reported in JAMA Pediatrics. “We also know that the messages parents share are more likely to stress the negative consequences of sexual activity, like pregnancy, when they talk with their daughters.”  Parents may need to increase how often they talk with their sons about sex and change the content of the messages surrounding sex that they communicate to boys, she said.
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