INFOGRAPHIC: Is South Africa's youth practising safe sex?

2018-02-20 11:06

Sadly, mostly no. A recent study showed the startling statistics of South African youth's sexual trends and behaviours.

‘I wish my parents had taught me’

2018-01-21 05:46

It’s an awkward conversation that many parents dread to have when their children approach adolescence, but it’s one Thabisa* wishes her parents could have been more open about. It’s the sex talk.

How parental television viewing affects teens sexual behaviour

2017-03-10 12:36

Are your television programme choices a catalyst for healthy or unhealthy sexual behaviour for your teens?

Sex talks with parents tied to less risky teen behaviour

2015-11-03 15:25

Having an open dialogue with your teens about sex may influence their sexual behaviour.

That Purity Ring Thing

2010-10-01 13:29

Taylor Swift, the Jonas Brothers, and other young celebs are walking around with silver rings on their wedding fingers and now your teen is sporting one too... but what does it mean?

‘I kissed a girl’

2010-10-01 13:28

Is experimenting with lesbianism the latest fashion? And what should parents do?

Parents and sex

2010-04-09 11:35

Parents think about sex, talk about sex – and yes – have sex. And so do their kids, eventually...

14 sex questions for teens

2010-03-05 11:47

Here are some questions you can use to guide your teen’s decisions about becoming sexually active.

My daughter's a lesbian?

2010-02-26 14:42

This mom wonders if it's just a phase and how should she cope.

Teen boys and porn

2010-01-15 12:40

Is it inevitable that teens will find the dodgy corners of the internet?


‘My daughter is empowered by the knowledge’

2018-01-21 05:46

Living in a world where all kinds of information is readily available at the click of a button, Buhle Zandi* (39) believes in having open conversations about sexuality with her children.

INFOGRAPHIC: Shall we talk about... contraceptives?

2018-01-10 13:22

There are many ways for your teen to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies and STIs. Make sure they have all the knowledge they'll need.

Parental guidance makes teens more cautious about sex

2015-12-02 09:41

A new analysis suggests that parents who set rules and keep tabs on their teenagers tend to have kids who are more cautious about engaging in sexual activity.

The sex talk

2011-03-02 14:46

One embarrassed conversation is just not enough to explain the complexity of sex to kids, says Masanda Peter.

'Mom, Dad – I'm pregnant!'

2010-10-01 13:28

Your daughter is pregnant, what now?

Is your teen pregnant?

2010-07-16 15:10

Teen pregnancy is a real fear for parents today. Here's how to deal with it.

Why teens have sex

2010-03-05 11:58

We can help teens embrace their sexuality if we can acknowledge the obvious reasons, and a few more complex ones.

I was a pregnant teen...

2010-03-05 10:46

..and here’s what I tell my teen son about sex.

Teen pregnancy on the rise

2010-01-29 10:20

After 10-year decline it seems as if teen pregnancy is on the up again.

Sexting teens

2010-01-07 17:00

Sexting study finds few teens participate.

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