Educating Teens about Sex
If you believe, that your teenager is struggling with sexual issues that are impairing functioning and/or causing considerable distress, then it may be time to seek help. Parents and teenagers should be educated on the sources from which children can obtain sexual knowledge.
Today, children are receiving a wealth of information about sex through social media, the internet and peer pressure. Health classes and sex education programs in the schools present information about the risks of sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy risk, and birth control methods. Studies find that traditional sex education, as it has been offered in the United States, increases sexual knowledge, but has minimal effect on whether or not teens engage in sex or use contraception.