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Tables of Contents for Sex and Your Teenager
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Introduction
Puberty
Bodily changes in girls
Bodily changes in boys
The age of puberty
The emotional consequences of puberty
Periods
Wet dreams
Is puberty starting earlier than in previous generations?
Learning about sex
Schools
Parents
Society
Friends
The media
Communication
Sexual development in early adolescence
The need for privacy
Relationships with adults
Boys and girls are different
Masturbation
The fears and anxieties of adults
The fears and anxieties of teenagers
First relationships
Love and romance
Readiness for sex
Contraception
Personal safety
Essential messages for parents to emphasise
The impact of teenage sexuality on the family
The parent's own sexuality
Boundaries and limits
Sex in the home
Unsuitable relationships
Lone parents
Step-families
Risky behaviour
The nature of adolescence
Sexual risks
Teenage pregnancy
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
HIV/AIDS
Assault, rape and exposure to violence
The parent's response
Sexual orientation
The process of choosing sexual orientation
Finding out that your teenager is gay or lesbian
Sex and the law
The age of consent
Confidentiality
Sexual abuse
The parent's role
The generation gap
Managing conflict between parents
Communication
Recognising problems
Coming to terms with adolescent sexuality