STD PREVENTION AND TESTING: HOW TO TALK TO YOUR TEEN
Updated June 4, 2021
Reviewed by Adel Karsou, clinical lab scientist
Talking to your teen about sex can be extremely challenging and downright awkward. But it’s critical to talk to your teen about sex and the risks involved, particularly when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Today, half of all new STDs acquired in the U.S. are in young people aged 15 to 24. An open, honest discussion can build trust and allow teens to feel comfortable asking questions. It can also give them the information they need to make informed decisions to stay safe and healthy.
This guide helps parents talk to teens about sex, and specifically STD prevention and testing. Below, you’ll find more information about STDs in young people, practical advice for talking to your teen about sex and STDs, and information about STD testing.
For more information: https://www.testing.com/std-testing/prevention-and-education-resource-for-teens
Blog used with permission from www.testing.com