Sex Education Resources for Parents
Administered by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, this award winning site is divided up into sections for parents, for teens, for teachers, and for adults. You can count on straightforward, accurate sexual health information in easily digestible pieces. The site is available in English and French.
Advocates for Youth: Parents Sex Ed Center
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. This section of their website offers great resources for parents who want to support their children’s sexual health.
Planned Parenthood: Resources for Parents
Planned Parenthood is America's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider. Their website offers information geared to teens as well as this resource section for parents which covers how to talk with your kids, and what your children need to know about sex at different ages.
This site is really for youth, but it is well worth visiting for parents as well. It remains one of the most highly trafficked websites among teens looking for information on sexual health and has what is likely the busiest discussion board of any sex education site. While this isn't the place for parents to connect, the information is excellent and the site can serve as a model for different ways to talk about sexuality and sexual health respectfully as an adult, not as a best friend. Highly recommended.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
SIECUS has served as the national voice for sexuality education, sexual health, and sexual rights for over 40 years. The site is an amazing repository of information, resources, and reading lists for parents and teachers who want to talk about sex with kids of any age. Check out the publications section for tons of great material, much of which is available in English and Spanish.
How to Talk With Teens About Love, Relationships, & S-E-X
This book for parents offers candid advice on how to talk with your teens about almost any sexual subject, with lots of strategies and ideas for what to say and how to say it. It also provides much needed support and acknowledgment for parents about how difficult and how important it is to keep the sexual conversation open with your teenage children.
Beyond the Big Talk
This books guides parents through the years from middle school to high school and beyond, giving them tools to raise sexually healthy children. The book is organized by age and offers lots of practical advice and exercises that help parents explore their own values and make best use of the thousands of small moments when sex education can happen outside of the “big talk”.
All the Way: Sex for the First Time
This excellent book by sex educator Kim Martyn answers everyone's questions about sex — teens and parents alike. From the first chapter, "Ready or Not," to the last, "Still Wondering...," Martyn tackles the tough issues, including how to be safe and what to expect. Her practical information and solid advice are delivered in a positive, frank and inclusive way.