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Teenagers and birth control: “I can’t get pregnant my first time”

Just earlier this week, staff writer Eric Cortes shared a few tips for parents in his article, Talk to your kids about sex. He stated that while there was a decline in teen pregnancy, it was still important for parents to have the conversation with their children. Aside from ensuring that kids have the facts, it’s also another way to connect with them in a meaningful way.

If those aren’t reasons enough, there are more compelling reasons.  Many teens are uneducated about the real consequences of sex. The Center for Disease Control surveyed 5,000 teenage girls who had unplanned pregnancies, sadly half of these girls stated that their pregnancy resulted because they didn’t use birth control. The reasons they didn’t use birth control may scare you into talking to your kids tonight.

Read more at Jezebel.

About Libby Juliá-Vázquez

Being Latino's Chief Content Officer, Libby Juliá Vázquez has been with BL since April 2010. She oversees all aspects of the online magazine's strategic direction including content and partnerships. She is also the owner of Write Media, a freelance writing and communications company. Her extensive experience has made her a sought-after expert in content, social media, and editing.

A self-proclaimed gypsy, Libby has lived in New York, Puerto Rico, and Utah, and now resides in Chicago.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

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