[DOSSIER] Health: How to talk about sex education with your children … or with your parents

Talking to children and adolescents about education and sexual health is essential for these future adults. How to go about it when you are a parent or teenager. Answer with experts.

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This is an issue on which parents sometimes feel uncomfortable with their children or adolescents and vice versa. Educating young people about sexuality and sexual health, as well as strengthening parental skills in sex education, is nevertheless a key part of the national sexual health strategy. Aiming to help young people in their development, their autonomy, their sexual health and their interpersonal relationships. In concrete terms, how do you go about it when you’re a parent? When you are young how to go about it that dialogue is not easy in your family.

To answer this question, we attended a sex education session at a parents’ cafe and a college.

With experts, we have asked ourselves childhood questions and messages to inform at this age, not only about ourselves but also about limitations and prevention of potentially risky behaviors. From an early age, in fact, the concept of consent or non-consent is formed.


How do older people define sexuality? We asked the question to a sex therapist. He has given us a broad and necessary definition for giving a message to young people. She is back through the prevention of health and the effects of pornography and self-esteem, especially through exposure to social networks.

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Finally, we were interested in the question of gender and transgender (social representation). These ideas must be separated from sexuality (intimacy). But nonetheless, it is essential to welcome the expression or difference of one’s gender for perfection in one’s personal life.

Finally, to complete our file, we have provided you with a set of resources where you can get reliable information.

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