If your son is 15+ years old, it is time to talk to him about contraception. This encouragement is not because you are concerned that he is having sex now. It is to prepare him for his future when he is no longer at home with you. We want to make sure he is making informed decisions.
If you have a 15+ year-old son, it is time to talk about topics related to sexual maturity.
So often we emphasize concepts in reproduction and forget that our teen might not understand the basic information behind the concept. For example, although they might know that a condom helps prevent pregnancy, do they know how the condom does that?
There is so much more to teach your 15+ year old son now that he is through puberty. You are preparing him for sexual maturity.
Each family is unique in how they talk to their sons about reproduction. Until they are about 15 years old, the focus is usually on the changes that are happening to them during puberty. But, now that puberty is over, it is time to continue those discussions by including information about how it is different for girls. [Read more…]