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Talking to Teenagers

The HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme has worked with a range of other organisations to produce the following resources to help parents in talking to teenagers about relationships and sexual health.







For parents of 10-14 year olds. Used in 5th, 6th class in school or in 1st year. Contains basic information on puberty and human reproduction. Download a copy from





Parents – Tips for Talking to Older Teenagers about Relationships and Sex
For parents of older adolescents. Contains information for parents on talking to their children about relationships and sex. Download a copy from 

Online information for parents

The Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme has developed a comprehensive online resource on how to talk to your child about relationships, sexuality and growing up aged 12 and under on


To order the ‘Your Contraceptive Choices’ booklet please visit under the category ‘Sexual Health’. For information on contraception for over 17’s visit

Research summary on teenage sexuality
Key findings from HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme research about teenage sexuality.

The Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships
This is a nationally representative study on the sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of Irish people. The study formed the evidence base for the campaign.

Relationships and Sexuality Education – Going Forward Together
An Introduction to Relationships and Sexuality Education for Parents. The Department of Education and Science has produced this booklet to inform parents about the RSE programme in schools.

National parents council




National Parents Council Primary
Runs workshops for parents on talking to your child about relationships and sex.  Visit or call their helpline on 01-8874477 for more information.