Resource: How Does Talking to Extended Family Influence Teens' Decisions About Sex?
This article highlights a recent study which examined why teens talk with extended family members about sex and what they discuss. The results indicate that almost 60% of teens in the study talked with extended family members about sex, and youth who said they talked exclusively to extended family members about sex were more than twice as likely to have had sex.
Administration for Children and Families
Family and Youth Services Bureau
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)
Department of Health and Human Services
Health and Nutrition
Teen Pregnancy Prevention