Adolescent Sexuality

January 2004
American Medical Association Family Medical Guide;2004, p454
The article focuses on the important role of parents in educating the teenagers about the latter's sexuality. It is important for parents to talk with their children about relationships, including the roles of sex, self-respect, and love. Also, the more knowledge adolescents have about sex the less likely they are to engage in irresponsible or early sexual activity. The most important thing is that parents should be available and willing to discuss any questions their children may ask about sex. INSET: Sexuality: What Can Parents Do?.


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