So maybe you don't technically have a teenager, but you know who you are. You're a teacher, coach, youth pastor, aunt, uncle, and anyone else who talks about "their kids" so much that people are genuinely confused to learn you're not a parent. Your kids trust you and you need to be prepared to answer any questions that come your way.
You have a role to play
According to a 2017 survey by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, over 90% of adults (18-65) agree young people need a trusted adult or network, in addition to their parents, to give them accurate information on sensitive topics such as love, sex and relationships.
How can you teach them if you don't know yourself? Learn more about birth control options.
What if a young person wants to visit a clinic? Use our health center locator to help.
How much should you tell them? Learn about age-appropriate guidelines.