Parent-Child Sexual Communication

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Janya Chanphong


Sexual risk behavior among Thai adolescents causes reproductive health problem that have impacted on socio-economic consequences. These problems are caused by rapid changes in both physical and psychological development during adolescence and the changes of Thai society in terms of way of life that increasingly follows Western values and culture. As a consequence, a concept of preserving abstinence of female is decreased. In addition, the advanced technology in a form of social network also causes sexual risk behaviors. However, parent-child sexual communication rarely found in Thai society because parents believe that allowing a child to learn about sex is like pointing out the way for the villain. They expect that the role of teaching sex education rather belongs to teachers. In addition, many Thai parents lack for sexual communication skills and they do not know how to start it. For this reason, the objective of this article is to present an importance of families on sexual communication with their children, core concepts of sexual communication, principles and techniques of sexual communication so that nurses who work with adolescents and families will possess basic knowledge on parent-child sexual communication and bring to their nursing practice.

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Chanphong, J. (2019). Parent-Child Sexual Communication. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 37(1), 4–16. Retrieved from
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