sex

Get clued up on what's legal when it comes to contraception and sex for your teen.

FPA

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can affect anyone who's had sex, even if only once. Which doesn't quite seem fair, but that's infections for you. Young people aged under 25 have higher rates of STIs than other groups, so it's worth being aware of what the risks are, how to guard against them, where to go if you're worried and what, as a parent, you should be advising.  

PUAs

So-called pick-up artists (PUAs) have been in the news recently.

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The issue of consent has recently been in the news: Cambridge University is considering introducing classes on consent after a high number of stude

Face to face

It's hard to start conversations about sex and relationships. Some advice from Brook on things to think about before you launch into that difficult conversation about sex, contraception and safety.

Closed doors

Brook's Richard Essery on how to deal with your child's developing sexuality, and the still-taboo topic of masturbation.

Holding hands
Brook provides free and confidential advice for young people on sex and relationships. Here, Brook's Richard Essery answers some parents' FAQs
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In this video, Simon Blake from Brook talks about what to do when it's too embarrassing to talk to your child about sex.
Conversation bubbles

Justin Hancock, author of Talking To Teens About Sex, explains how to avoid stuttering about the birds and the bees

Brook

Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child - and explains why she thinks you should.

Camera

Sex plus the teenage urge to take risks plus the constant presence of a camera and a 'send' button - it's probably not surprising that a lot of young people think sexting is a perfectly normal part of modern teenage relationships. Is it? How often do things go wrong? What happens when images get spread beyond the boy or the girl they were meant for?