Teens who talk with parents about sex may exhibit safer behaviors, study suggests

Reuters (11/2, Doyle) reports that a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics revealed that teens who talked with their parents about sex and topics such as condom use and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were more likely to exhibit safer sex behaviors. The meta-analysis of 52 studies and over 25,000 teens showed that the effect was strongest on girls and teens whose mothers spoke with them about sex.