Let's talk about sex.
When well-equipped parents and trusted adults talk with adolescents about sex, early and often, they are much more likely to delay sex and to use contraception when they do become sexually active. Fact Forward provides a variety of resources for parents and trusted adults to start the conversation.
Tips and Scripts
Want to get the conversation started? Check out our guides!
We offer one-day or half-day programs like "Askable Adult" that help parents and trusted adults feel comfortable and confident talking to teens about sex.
We offer materials, games, books, and other resources for community organizations and faith leaders who want to improve their communication skills.
Not Right Now
The fact is, most teens don’t want to get pregnant, but many wind up having unplanned, unprotected sex because they’re too embarrassed to talk about it and it’s easier to just “go with the flow.” Our Not Right Now campaign urges teens to think about consequences BEFORE they have sex, make a plan for sexual health, and speak up for themselves. Not Right Now can mean many different things: “I don’t want to have sex now,” or “Not tonight; we don’t have protection.” It can also mean, “I don’t want to have another child right now,” for teen parents who want to avoid getting pregnant again.