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AHS Weekly Wellness News: Teaching Sexual Health

Research shows that parent-child communication about sexuality can influence teen sexual behaviour.

As a parent, you may not feel comfortable or have the information you need to teach or discuss sexual health with your kids.

You aren’t alone: many parents are anxious about having “those talks”.

We’re here to help.

Alberta Health Services’ Teaching Sexual Health website ( provides you with the information, tools and supports that you need to help you talk to your child about sexual health, before and during the teen years.

The website is recognized as a leading health care practice by Accreditation Canada, and covers a wide range of sexual health topics relevant to parents of children and teens.

Remember: if you don’t teach your child, someone else will.

Visit today, and be prepared to support your child’s healthy development.

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