California: Parents Invited to Meeting on Teen Sexuality
April 28, 2003
An informative meeting about teens and sexuality, titled "New Era of Sex Education," will be held April 30 at Los Cerros Middle School in Danville, Calif., from 7-9 p.m. Linda Turnbull, founder and director of Teen Esteem, will discuss issues facing today's teens such as STDs, having sex too soon, and how these affect teens emotionally. "Kids today are growing up in a different world than in the past due to exposure of different types of media, including the Internet. These sexual messages create curiosity about sex at younger and younger ages, which many times leads to experimentation," said Turnbull. In addition, Julie Carpenter will address ways that parents can communicate with their children about these issues. For questions about Teen Esteem, a nonprofit that reaches out to teens and parents with school programs and community events, telephone 925-828-3685.Adapted from:
Contra Costa Times
04.26.03; Caterina Mellinger
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.