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911 Tips

Whether or not you think your teen may be having sex:

  • Have THE TALK, even if it’s uncomfortable. Keep communication open.
  • Discuss how to make safe choices and have healthy relationships.
  • Discuss the meaning and importance of consent.
  • Share your own values, beliefs, and expectations around sex.
  • Set an appointment for your child with a trusted healthcare provider.

These are the facts...

Our kids are having sex - like it or not. Among students surveyed in Colorado and nationally 46.7% of Colorado high school students have had sex (compared to 47.8% nationally). 33.0% have had sex with one or more partners over the last three months (compared to 35.0% nationally). 58.0% of sexually active students in Colorado reported using a condom the last time they had sex (compared to 61.5% nationally). 12.2% of sexually active students in Colroado have had sex with 4 or more people (compared to 14.9% nationally).

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What Were You Wearing? and Other Sexual Assault Myths

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My Teen is Sexting: What Can I Do?

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On Restoring Dignity

This piece was submitted to our 100K Stories Project by an author who wishes to remain anonymous. This powerful statement is what she shared in court, addressing the sexual assault that shattered her world, and the person who sexually assaulted her.   Your Honor, Today is not a… Read More