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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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