Risky sexual behaviors

Minerva Cano, A Health Educator for Planned Parenthood, shares advice for parents on the best ways to discuss the dangers of risky sexual behavior with their children
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When we talk to our children about sexual behavior, in this case risky sexual behavior, it is important to be honest with them. It is important to let them know that there are risks and responsibilities that come along with being sexually active. One of the things that we can do is teach them out to protect themselves to they can prevent getting themselves into risky situations. Statistics have shown that when a parent starts talking to their teens, they are more apt to wait to have sexual experiences, and when they do, they are more apt to protect themselves, as well. We, as parents, can also help our teens by taking them and showing them where they can get reproductive healthcare; whether it's through our doctor or a clinic. Those things are all going to help that teen to be able to prevent in engaging in risky sexual behavior.

Minerva Cano, A Health Educator for Planned Parenthood, shares advice for parents on the best ways to discuss the dangers of risky sexual behavior with their children

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Minerva Cano

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Minerva Cano has served as a Health Educator in the Parent and Adult Program at Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles since 2010. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, Minerva directed an elementary school family resource center for 10 years. There she helped families obtain the necessary resources for their chlidren to excel in school. 

As a mother of two, Minerva understands the importance of parent-child communication, particularly in the area of sexuality, puberty and relationships. As a memeber of Planned Parenthood's Parent and Adult Health Education team, Minerva and her colleagues work every day to help parents gain the knowledge and confidence they need to engage their children in these important converstations. Through presentations in homes, schools, churches, temples and community oraginizations parents are taught how to answer their children's questions openly and honestly. 
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