“Mom, Dad, I’m pregnant,” or “Mom, Dad, I want to take birth control.”
Which sounds scarier? As a parent myself, I know that neither is pleasant to hear; however, based on recent research, parents need to have the talk with their kids, NOW.
The Statistics Don’t Lie
Whether you believe that your teen is sexually active or not, the statistics are staggering. The number of teens who are contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and ending up pregnant in the U.S. tells the unfortunate reality. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among United States teens, 41 percent reported having sexual intercourse in 2013. That’s nearly half of all teens in the U.S.!