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Talking to Your Chlidren About Sex

 

Michele Morgan, MD is a Psychatrist at Banner Arizona Medical Clinic and practices at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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ASK THE EXPERT: Sex Talk - Full Transcription

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provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

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Text: Michele Morgan, MD - Psychiatrist
Banner Arizona Medical Clinic

Image: Michele Morgan speaks on-camera.

Audio: “A parent should talk with their child about sex as soon as the children start asking questions. For some children, they would be as young as two and three, but as soon as they start asking questions, they’ve opened the dialogue.”

Text: Information Depends On:
 -Child’s age
 -Child’s level of interest
 -Parent’s comfort level

Audio:  “The information that you should share with your child about sex depends on how old the child is, the depth of their question, how interested they seem, and how comfortable you are as well. You start with basic information and,as they get older, they’ll ask for more details, you can provide more details. It gives you an opportunity to provide, not just the information, but also your own values, your own morals that you mix in…”

Text: Share Information In A Positive Way

Audio:  “…in a positive way. I always emphasize in a positive, and not in a negative way. A lot of parents wonder what should they do if they feel uncomfortable talking with their children. And I encourage them, this is an opportunity to model behavior for your children.”

Text: It’s Okay To Feel Uncomfortable

Audio:  “If you’re uncomfortable, it’s okay. Most parents will be uncomfortable talking with their children about sex. And I encourage people to talk about it, because, as the children get older, they want them to be able to come to them with questions and with problems and keep that conversation, that dialogue open, throughout their stay there in the home.”

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