Will talking to birth control with my child make them want to have sex?
Although this may seem like a scary conversation, it’s best not to panic.
It’s important to know that talking to your child about birth control or sex does not make them more likely to have sex.
The facts about birth control can and should be discussed alongside family values. It does not have to be one or the other. Make this a two-way conversation.
Children of parents who communicate honestly about birth control, sex, and related topics are more likely to abstain longer and are more likely to use protection methods if they do become sexually active.
Remember, talking to your child about birth control should be a conversation free of ultimatums. Use this time to share or find factual information about birth control together while discussing your family values.