Teen Sexuality and Dating

Your little boy or girl is growing up before your very eyes, and before you know it is talking about crushes, dating, and (gasp!) sex. What is a parent to do? When do you talk with your child about the developing body and sexuality? We have collected expert articles to help you deal with the daunting task of talking about sex.

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    Making Schools Safe for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students

    School safety is a problem for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students – or for youth who don’t...

    Source: Diversity in Education Special Edition Contributor
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    Gay-Straight Alliances

    What Are Gay-Straight Alliances? Gay-straight alliances (GSAs) are student-led school clubs for lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

    Source: Diversity in Education Special Edition Contributor
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    Adolescence: The Four Questions

    Adolescence is filled with intellectual and emotional changes in addition to the major biological and physical changes...

    Source: University of Florida IFAS Extension
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    Adolescent Sexual Activity

    The majority of adolescents in the United States have had sexual intercourse by the time they finish high school. Data...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    The Facts on Teenagers and Intimate Partner Violence

    Dating violence affects women regardless of their age, but teens are particularly vulnerable. In fact, women age 16 to...

    Source: Family Violence Prevention Fund
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    The Sex Talk: Why Once Isn't Enough

    Despite the fretting that seems to go hand in hand with talking to children about S-E-X, it looks like what may be truly...

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    Dating Violence Common Among Teens

    Teen life, with its fads, crushes, clashes, and breakups, seems to be a world away from abusive relationships. Yet,...

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Sex Ed 101: How Much is Too Much?

    HB363, the piece of legislation recently vetoed in Utah, attempted to outlaw teaching anything but abstinence-only sex...

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    Teens and Dating

    Romantic Feelings of Teens: A Natural Process Teens face strong pressures to date, as well as get involved in a...

    Source: University of Florida IFAS Extension
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    Ten Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy

    The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has reviewed recent research about parental influences on children's...

    Source: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy