Teaching Children About STDs

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

When it comes to your sexual health, having accurate and comprehensive information on STDs, and STIs is essential. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a concern for almost everyone. But as more information becomes available, staying safe is getting easier, through both preventative methods and treatment.

STD Information

Due to the seriousness of some sexually transmitted diseases, it's important that people of all ... read more »

STD Prevention

Although some STDs are easily treated, others have no cure. The sites below discuss the concept of ... read more »

STD Testing

If you think you have an STD, it's important to get tested as soon as possible so that you can ... read more »

STD Treatment

Most sexually transmitted diseases are bacterial, meaning they are caused by bacteria. Those ... read more »

Teaching Children About STDs

Sex can be an uncomfortable topic for many adults to discuss with their children. The Web has many resources to help parents in this situation. In this section, you'll find some sites that are teen- and child-friendly in tone and subject matter, as well as information to help teaching children about STDs.

Insights for Teaching Children About STDs

  • Don't let embarrassment keep you from speaking to your children about such an important topic. If it's easier to find a Web site and tell your child about it, you can use this as a springboard to open communication.
  • Some Web sites are very graphic in both language and images. Parents may want to review sites before recommending them to their child if they don't want their children to see certain elements or read about certain topics.

Top Sites for Teaching Children About STDs

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STD Support Groups

Sex and sexuality can be hard to talk about, so finding support if you have an STD may seem ... read more »

STD Research

As with many medical conditions, STD research is constantly being done and there ... read more »

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