Author Dr Laura Widman, from North Carolina State University, said: 'Results of this study confirm that parent-adolescent sexual communication is a protective factor for youth, and a focus on communication remains justified in future intervention efforts.
'Across more than three decades of research and 25,314 adolescents, this meta-analysis suggests that communication with parents - particularly among mothers and girls - has a protective effect on adolescent contraceptive and condom use.'Further research using more sophisticated assessments, longitudinal designs, and mixed-methods approaches are needed to advance this literature and to better understand the effect parents have on the health of their adolescents.
Sarah’s three sons, aged 17, 15 and 14, were on their devices constantly.
She felt isolated and disconnected from them, with no idea what they were actually doing online.
Having got that out of the way, it’s time to consider the sorts of things a parent (both parents, preferably) can chat about with their son on the topic of sex.
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All ancient texts warn man than the female seductresses would try to steal his innocence and his purity of character.
Of course, today everyone would laugh at that stereotype, and argue that it is men who are predatory, and women who are going off sex.
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