When is the right time to talk to my child about STI’S?
There is no magic age or time to talk about STIs with your child.
Conversations around STIs, sex, pregnancy, birth control, protection and other related topics should be ongoing throughout a child’s lifespan as they grow and develop.
Use natural opportunities to make the conversation happen, such as a TV show or movie that reference STIs, birth control, pregnancy, sex, relationships or child bearing. Pop culture events, songs, and daily life events are also great natural opportunities.
Don’t miss any opportunity your child presents directly by asking. If you are not ready, tell them you want to think about it but make sure you get back to them soon.