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Posted by: | on November 6, 2015
Talking about “the birds and the bees” is a crossroad that’s hard for both parents and children, but one that researchers say is necessary.
A study done by JAMA Pediatrics found that kids who have open conversation about sex with their parents make safer sex choices, reports TIME.
It’s important, says lead author Laura Widman. “There was a significant effect. Kids whose parents talked with them about sexually healthy practices were more likely to take precautions and preventative measures.”
This means that young people that know more about sex are less likely to get sexually transmitted diseases or have unintended pregnancies. The Centers for Disease Control confirm that half of high school kids will have had sex by the time they graduate and STDs are consistently acquired by people between 15 and 24.
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