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When is a good time to start talking about STDs with my kids?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: See below

Puberty is probably a good time to introduce the concept.
Hiding the truth from children is never a very good idea, but finding ways to bring the topic up is not easy.

In brief: See below

Puberty is probably a good time to introduce the concept.
Hiding the truth from children is never a very good idea, but finding ways to bring the topic up is not easy.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: 10 Years old or so

You should talk with your kids any time they ask or show interest.
In addition, you should be talking to them before you think they 'need the talk'. Once at that point, you are likely to late. You should include a talk about sex and stds when your child is approaching puberty. Your doctor can help, but you are the main source of info for your child.

In brief: 10 Years old or so

You should talk with your kids any time they ask or show interest.
In addition, you should be talking to them before you think they 'need the talk'. Once at that point, you are likely to late. You should include a talk about sex and stds when your child is approaching puberty. Your doctor can help, but you are the main source of info for your child.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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