Answering Your Child’s Questions About Sexuality


May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, a time for teens and adults alike to focus their attention on topics like birth control, healthy relationships, and sex. Teens consistently say that parents—not peers, not partners, not popular culture—most influence their decisions. Your child is asking questions about sexuality. What do you say?

Girls Inc. has a few tips to help out.

Other Recommended Resources for Adults and Girls:

  • There were 22.3 teen births for every 1000 females ages 15-19 in 2015.
  • The teen birth rate is at a historic low, but the United States still has one of the highest rates in the industrialized world.
  • Teen birth rates differ substantially by age, racial and ethnic group, and region of the country.
  • Read more on the Trends in Teen Pregnancy section of the OAH website.
  • Check out OAH’s Reproductive Health Fact Sheets for national- and state-level data.

Provided by Office of Adolescent Health