Dating & Sex
Helping teens develop healthy relationships and avoid sexual risks

It’s natural for teens to be curious about dating, relationships, and sex. Adolescence is an important time when young people learn how to form healthy relationships with peers, including romantic partners. But having sex too early can lead to risky sexual behaviors, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections. Talking about dating and sex isn’t easy, but parents play a crucial role in helping youth to understand what healthy relationships mean, set boundaries when it comes to dating, and avoid sexual risks. These online tools and resources can help make difficult conversations between parents and their young teens much easier.

Dating & Sex

EDC Health Promotion Programs

These programs were developed by the Health and Human Development Division at Education Development Center, Inc.