When talking to young people about sex and relationships:

Parents and guardians as well as young people can find it embarrassing and challenging to talk about sex especially if you are unsure about how to approach the subject.

Having open and honest discussions about sex and relationships helps your child to recognise the positive behaviours and to protect and safeguard them when they are ready to explore sex and sexuality.

Find out more about talking to young people about sex

 

Also, it's natural for children and teenagers to be curious about sex and relationships as they grow older. But for some parents and carers, their child starting a new relationship or to have sex can also be a worrying time. More young people are also starting relationships online, or use things like social media or video apps to communicate with their partners.

Find out more on talking to young people about healthy relationships

For more help, advise and Information, feel free to contact us by E-mail on Oshs.OutreachEnquiries@ouh.nhs.uk