Talking to Your Kids about Sexual Health

When it comes to learning about sexual health, children learn from a variety of different sources including parents, peers, schools, the internet, media, and religious institutions. However, Parents are a child’s most important role model and teacher!

When looking for direction and information it’s important to look at sites that are Canadian, reliable and accurate, as there are many that give wrong information or just opinion.

The Journal of Adolescent Health found that “increasing parental involvement in the sexual health education of their children can delay intercourse, increase use of contraception, reduce risk-taking behaviour, and decrease sexually-transmitted infections.”

Resources for Parents

These resource links are provided for information only and do not imply an endorsement of views, products or services.

As a parent, you teach your child about sexual health, not just sex. Sexual health includes things like hygiene, healthy relationships, sexuality and consent.

Resources in Chatham-Kent

CK Public Health (CKPHU) has public health nurses who are non- judgmental and active within their communities and schools.

For further information, please contact the Sexual Health Intake Nurse at 519.355.1071 ext. 5901.