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Talking About Sex


Many parents have difficult talking with their teenagers about sex. But it’s a conversation that needs to take place.

In 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34 percent of high school students had sexual intercourse in a three-month span and 15 percent had sex with four or more people. Each year nearly half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur in youth ages 13-24.

Next Thursday, Transylvania Regional Hospital is offering a program entitled “How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex.” Given the number of teenagers who are sexually...

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