Join Date: Mar 2005
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but everything has pros and cons
I just read a great book with my kids, I am pretty sure it was called 'Asking questions about sex and growing up' We got it at the library so I can't tell you an author or anything. It was written in the 80's, but I looked through a whole shelf of books one day to choose the one that matched my ideas best and this was it. It is very frank and fairly non-judgmental. It mentions a midwife once, includes intact vs. circ'd penises, they show illustrations of child, pubescent and adult bodies. It discusses sex and how it's done both physically and feelings in a way that impressed me. It does mention abortion, and the pros and cons including risks and feelings and that many people feel strongly for or against it. It talks about going through exploring sexual touching and feelings and what can happen if you aren't prepared vs. being prepared, what happens if you get pregnant, that's where abortion comes in, and they also talk about adoption and what it's like for a teen to raise a baby.
I thought it was very thorough and concise.