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Sexual Health - Parents and Educators

It's important that people who guide and work with children have a basic knowledge of the development of sexuality from infancy to adolescence. While the vast majority of children do not become sexually active (in the adult sense) until they are adolescents and may not think of themselves in sexual terms, many of the building blocks of sexual development and sexual health occur in childhood.

  • Talking to Your Kids About SexTalking to Your Kids About Sex
    Learn how to talk to your kids about sex. Sexuality is an important aspect of a person’s life.
  • Kids holding booksPuberty
    Learn about the changes that happen at puberty. It's the time when a boy starts to become a man, or a girl starts to become a woman.
  • BindersTeaching Resources
    Find sexual health teaching resources, which can be used by educators to share information with students.
Date of creation: February 27, 2013
Last modified on: April 26, 2018

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1Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education (2003).
2The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada Retrieved from