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Here are the resources we found for sexual health for parents and families:
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Teenagers having Sex
This resource was created by Family Lives. This resource comes in the form of an information sheet, which gives parents/family information regarding, talking to teenagers about relationships and sex. The page contains a video exploring the issue too.
Eight Useful Facts about Sexually Transmitted Infections
A sexually transmitted infection is an ifnection that can be passed on through unprotected sex, genital contact and through sharing sex toys. Compared to other age groups, young people aged under 25 have the highest rates of STIs in the UK so however you feel about your child becoming sexually active, if they’re having sex then they need to know how to look after their health.
If your Teen is Sexually Active
If you discover that your child is sexually active before you’d like, try to stay calm. You might be upset but it’s important you remain open to them. You are an important source of information.
How do Contraceptives Work?
Contraceptives are designed to prevent pregnancy in three basic ways: they either block sperm, disable sperm before they reach the uterus, or suppress ovulation. Is one strategy better than another? How does each one work? In this video, N.W. Hunter describes the mechanics behind different kinds of contraceptives.
Growing up, Sex and Relationships
This guide looks at how being disabled might impact on issues around sex and relationships. The term disabled children is used to include children who are affected by any type of impairment, special educational need, health or genetic condition or developmental delay. It offers guidance on what parents can do to support their child as they grow into young adults and start to form intimate relationships.