Absolutely, it is a good plan to have this conversation with your kids as soon as it is appropriate. Even if your daughter is already sexually active it is not too late to speak about these issues together.
Having information about topics such as consent, relationships, sexually transmitted infections, birth control and knowing how to comunicate about these issues with trusted support people as well as partners, will help keep your teenager safe.
One way to start a discussion is to bounce off from a TV show, movie, or even someone else's situation. You could ask what your daughter thinks about the scenario and lead into checking if she has any questions. You also could use the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as a conversation starting point, or get curious and ask about what has been convered in sex education at school.
Many people find that a website, book or brochure on this topic can be a good conversations starter as well.
Having this conversation may be awkward at first and it is OK to acknowledge that. At the same time, try explaining why it matters to you as a parent to make sure she is well prepared for this aspect of life and reassure her that you respect her choices and you are not judging her.
If all else fails and she isn't comfortable to open up on the topic, you could outsource it by offering to take her to a health professional to discuss her options.
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