The discomfort of talking to your kids about sex is nothing like the discomfort of hearing your teen say, "I'm pregnant" or “I think I have a sexually transmitted disease.” Something that happens far too often in Omaha.
So you haven't talked to your kids about sex. We (sort of) understand. It can be, shall we say, uncomfortable? So let's get a few things out of the way: Penis. Vagina. Condom. Sperm. Birth control. Intercourse. Ok, now take a deep breath.
If you don't think your kid is thinking about sex, think again. In fact, having sex, or at least the thought of it, is more pervasive in teenager's lives than ever. Just look at how high the STD and teen pregnancy rates in Omaha are. So are you shaking your head in disbelief right now? No worries: the good news is you can control the conversation, and keep your kids informed about sex. That's what this site is all about.
So take the quiz yourself, then sit down with your kids and take it with them. Because it's important that you start the conversation. Before it's too late.
It's also vitally important that we update and enhance the Human Growth and Development curriculum currently being taught to teens in Omaha Public Schools. An outdated program that has virtually remained the same for 30 years.
Download our Family Communication "Let's Talk" toolkit! (link above)
This valuable resource includes:
- Extensive age-appropriate sexuality information on “what to talk about and when”
- Tips for parents on how to be approachable and ask able
- Info on healthy relationships and consent
- Cyber bullying/online safety
- Vital topics section includes sexuality and faith, sexual orientation and gender identity, and tips for providing sex education for youth with an intellectual disability
- List of Omaha resources for youth and their parents/caregivers on sexual healthcare, 24 hour hotlines, lgbt issues, mental health, intimate partner violence and more.
Facts About Sex in Adolescence
Datos Sobre El Sexo En Adolescentes
What do you think of when you hear the word sex? Awkward? Fun? Tough Decisions? Hook ups? Not right now? Maybe later? Whatever comes to mind when sex is mentioned, we know it’s been influenced by almost everything around us – from friends and TV, to Snapchat and Spotify. Problem is, we know that not everything we hear about sex is true. Just like any decision, it’s important to have the best tools and information before figuring out what’s right for you when it comes to sex. That’s why we create this site. So let’s separate fact from fiction. Start by taking our quiz and then sharing it with your friends so we can all can get this straight!
TAKE CONTROL OMAHA
Are you 24 or younger and looking for access to contraceptives at no cost? Schedule an appointment at one of the following locations today.
Charles Drew Health Center
- 2915 Grant Street
- Omaha, NE 68111
- Hours: Mon-Fri 8-7, Sat 9-12
- (402) 451-3553
OneWorld Community Health Centers
Teen & Young Adult Health Center
- 4310 S. 24th Street
- Omaha, NE 68107
- Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-7, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-1
- (402) 502-8880
- 4920 South 30th Street
- Omaha, NE 68107
- Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 8-5, Tues 8-8
- (402) 734-4110
*Must meet eligibility requirements of Indian Health Services (IHS).
Clinic visits for any services include confidential education and counseling opportunities for all clients. All forms of contraceptives are offered at no charge, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) such as Liletta, Skyla, Mirena, Paragard and Nexplanon.
For clients under age 25— the contraceptive visit, any necessary tests (STD, pregnancy) and the contraceptive method the client chooses will be provided at no charge.
For clients 25 and older without private insurance coverage or Medicaid—the contraceptive methods the client chooses and the pregnancy test will be provided at no charge. STD tests will be provided at no charge, but the client will be responsible for the corresponding office visit fees.