A new government report shows that most US teens are not learning about birth control from their parents and, according to the data, there may be good reason to change that fact. The report shows that rates for AIDS and syphilis infection have risen among boys aged 15 to 19.
Perhaps parents that don't talk to their kids about contraception feel worried about condoning sexual activity or simply want to avoid an awkward conversation. Of course, a few uncomfortable minutes are worth reducing health risks. Did your parents discuss the topic with you when you were a teen?