Parental perspectives on sources of sex information for young people

Kathryn Allen Lagus, Debra H. Bernat, Linda H. Bearinger, Michael D. Resnick, Marla E. Eisenberg

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Purpose To examine parental perspectives toward sources of sex information. Methods Interviews were conducted with 1605 parents. Results Most parents indicated that youth should receive information from their parents; however, in reality, believe they obtain most of their information from friends and the media. Conclusion Nearly all parents want young people to receive information about sex from their parents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Parents
  • Sex education
  • Sex information

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