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Patient Education

Let’s Talk About Sex: A Resource for Parents

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source: Muscular Dystrophy Canada


This guide contains information and strategies on how to approach teenage sexuality – a subject that leaves many parents feeling uneasy. It covers topics like: your role as a parent, puberty, body image and sexual identity, romantic relationships, sex and birth control, and sexual abuse. At the end of each section, you will find further ‘avenues for reflection’ to help you think things through. And at the end of the guide, a Resources section provides references for futher information.

Please keep in mind, however, that what we are proposing here is not a “one size fits all” formula that can be applied in all cases. Every situation is unique, depending on the many factors at play, for example, the particular values that a family espouses. These issues are generally sensitive in nature and it’s up to you to determine how you will use this information.

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