09/09/2009

Birth Control: Do boys need more homegrown guidance?

According to Dr. Wes, boys need more homegrown guidance on birth control. 

What's still lacking for many kids is good homegrown guidance. I see numerous families who not only believe their teens aren't sexually active, but don't even see it as a major risk factor. This is especially jaw-dropping when it comes to boys. At the risk of sounding terribly sexist, I would expect most parents of boys to be aware that their sons have at least a passing interest in sex and would therefore open regular discussion of the issue. Yet I see a lot of young men who've had even less of this dialogue than their female peers.