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Kids and teens need accurate, comprehensive information in order to protect their reproductive health and futures. Studies show that children trust their parents most to give them accurate information about sex, but a report from the Guttmacher Institute finds that many parents feel uncomfortable talking to their children about sex. They say they often think someone else could do it better, or believe it might actually encourage their kids to have sex.

What can help? The report recommends programs that support parents in opening the lines of communication with their children, talking to them about sexuality throughout childhood and assessing what topics are appropriate at different ages.

Check out our REAL DEAL parent resources:

REAL DEAL Tips for Talking To Your Kids About Sex

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8 Tips for Talking with Your Teens About Sex, Love, & Relationships

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Parent's Handbook: Talking to Your Children About Developing Healthy Relationships