Parent-Child Communication and Early Sexuality Essay by Master Researcher

Parent-Child Communication and Early Sexuality
This paper discusses parent-child communication especially in low-income areas.
# 33125 | 900 words | 3 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 24, 2003 in Communication (Interpersonal) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper emphasizes the need for parents to communicate with their children on sexual matters, particularly in low-income areas where the risk of early pregnancy and STDs is high. The author gives an overview of a study, which demonstrates that African-American families in low-income areas have difficulty discussing sexuality and that when sexuality is discussed, it can reduce sexual experimentation. The author also discusses a study which indicates that the information the mass media provides to parents often skirts issues such as homosexuality, condom use, and AIDS, issues which are particularly important in low income areas. The author concludes by suggesting that parents in low income areas would benefit if the media provided more culturally-sensitive and specific information on how to communicate with children on sexuality.

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