National Campaign To Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy (NC)

Teen pregnancy and childbearing among Latina teens are now at record lows. Even so, Latino teen pregnancy and birth rates are more than one and a half times higher than the national average. This section contains tips and resources for those working with the Latino community as well as for Latino teens and parents themselves.

Office of Adolescent Health

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents to enable them to become healthy, productive adults.  OAH is the convener and catalyst for the development of a national adolescent health agenda.

Puberty 101 for Parents

Puberty can be a challenging time for children and their parents. Many of us wish we had a “Puberty 101” course to help us through this time. Families who know what to expect and who talk about puberty together will find this time easier.

Parenting LGBTQ Kids

One out of four families has someone in it who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans. Even more may have kids who question their sexuality at various points.  More and more families are looking for ways to help their LGBT and questioning children feel loved and secure.

Helping your teen delay sex

As parents, we can play an important role in helping our teens delay having sex until they are ready. We can understand the social reasons teens choose to have sex or choose to wait. We can help our kids by setting expectations about sexual activity, talking with them, and helping them build self-esteem.

Sex, the internet, and texting

It’s common to feel overwhelmed by the rapidly changing communications technologies that our kids are so comfortable with. Cell phones have been around for decades, but we’ve now reached the point where it’s more common for a 15-year-old to have a cell phone than not.

Answer

Answer is committed to providing honest, accurate answers about sex in response to the many questions teens and adult professionals have about this complex topic.

Talk With Your Kids

TWYK champions and promotes quality sexual and reproductive health care for all and believe that it’s always the right time to communicate openly and honestly with your kids.

Teaching Sexual Health

TSH provides accessible, comprehensive and innovative information for parents looking to educate their children about their sexuality.

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

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