sexual health

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

Closed doors

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

Rainbow steps

Is your child uncertain about their sexuality? Are you half-expecting some big 'coming out' announcement? Richard Essery of Brook offers advice for parents on how to respond.

Holding hands

Brook is a charity that provides free and confidential advice for young people on sex and relationships. Here, Brook's Richard Essery answers questions from parents on how to talk to teens about sex.

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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.