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Use Teachable Moments to Convey Safer Sex Messages to Young People

With accurate information and adequate support, young people can make healthy and responsible decisions about having sex and using contraception. Adults can be most effective by providing the information and support needed to promote responsible decision-making in youth and help ensure transition to adulthood is safe and healthy.

A key component for adults is taking advantage of teachable moments to discuss sex and the use of contraception with young people. When young people are willing to discuss sex with adults, adults must be prepared to help them make the best decisions possible.

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