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Supervision—Not Talk—Cuts Teen STDs
Par­ent Super­vi­sion Helps More Than Good Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Alone

July 6, 2004—Sexually active girls with the most parental super­vi­sion get few­er sex­u­al­ly trans­mit­ted dis­eases (STDs). But those who say their par­ents com­mu­ni­cate well with them but are less involved do not have safer sex, Johns Hop­kins researchers report.

Pre­vi­ous stud­ies show the more involved par­ents are with their teens, the lat­er the age at which the teens start hav­ing sex. But what about kids already hav­ing sex?

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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