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Posted by: Sarah Saxbe on Apr 16, 2019


We all know that most “first loves” don’t have a happy ending. How can you help your teen during this time? Here are tips for providing support and teaching them how to manage future relationships.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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8 'Not Now' Tips for Teens: Real Strategies for Denying or Delaying Sexual Behavior

May 14, 2018

Despite knowing about the risks of unsafe behaviors related to drugs, alcohol and sexuality, teens and adolescents still feel the powerful pull of peer pressure.  Read More

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Safe Spacing and Birth Outcomes: Why It's Beneficial to Wait Between Pregnancies

May 09, 2018

Waiting two years before getting pregnant again is healthier for mom, for baby and the whole family.  Read More

What Types of Birth Control Are 99% Effective?

Oct 27, 2017

Parents are probably familiar with the birth control pill, but there are other options of birth control available for your teen that don’t have to be taken every day. Read More

Birth Control Myths: Get the Facts

May 31, 2017

I spend time educating students in high schools on safe sex practices, including contraceptives (birth control) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention. When it comes to contraceptives, I hear a lot of inaccurate information that teens have heard, mostly from friends and the internet. Read More

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Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Talking with Your Children About Getting Pregnant

May 24, 2017

“Where do babies come from?” It’s a question children have asked adults for decades. We use different stories and legends - such as storks delivering babies in baskets - to answer those questions until children are older and ready to talk about relationships and sex. Read More

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Teens: Parents Hold the Key to Prevention

Apr 19, 2017

When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), many parents may feel uncomfortable talking with their teen. This is hardly surprising, as the “sex talk” tends to be the last thing most parents want to discuss! Teens don’t want to bring it up, either. Read More

What You and Your Teen Need to Know About Male Birth Control

Nov 16, 2016

Today our teens have access to a wide variety of information, both real and false, right in the palm of their hands. Despite what some of our kids have heard on social media, there is no FDA-approved male birth control option. Read More

Risks of Teen Pregnancy

Oct 21, 2016

Although the teen pregnancy rate has declined by 55 percent since 1990, teens are still becoming pregnant and giving birth and 82 percent of those are unintended pregnancies. Read More