How would you talk to someone about STD’s under the age of 18 years of age? When should sex education begin for adolescents and should parents provide birth control or condoms to their children without asking about knowledge of their children’s sex life?

Adolescents today are exposed to sexual matters much more than that of their grandparents two generations ago. A major concern of our society is adequate sex education for teenagers, but even many college students do not possess accurate, up-to-date information about sexually transmitted diseases. Often times parents or caregivers don’t know how to approach the ideas of initial or ongoing sexual contact. How would you talk to someone about STD’s under the age of 18 years of age? When should sex education begin for adolescents and should parents provide birth control or condoms to their children without asking about knowledge of their children’s sex life? It is possibly embarrassing for both parent and adolescent, but knowledge is important. If you were a counselor, would you direct parents and adolescents to their county public health department or take a trip to a family doctor. No one wants to think of their children having sex, but it is a reality and both boys and girls need to be responsible for birth control….or are they? What resources are out there for bothFor the discussion this week, talk about these important issues both scientifically and personally. What do psychologists recommend on the topic and what advice can you give to someone younger.