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Connections: Talking to Kids about Sex

Dec 8, 2015

Talking to your kids about sex -- does it work? Does it lead to them delaying the first time, or doing it safely? A new wide-ranging analysis finds the answer is yes -- in some cases.

We take a look at which parent tends to have more success, and which gender of child is more likely to listen. And we discuss when parents and schools ought to be bringing up sex. After all, in the Netherlands, the process begins in kindergarten! Our guests:

  • Shellie Yussman, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of adolescent medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Kim Urbach, N.P., assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and director of health centers at East High School and Frederick Douglass Campus