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When talking to young people about sex, love and relationships, it's good to know all the facts.

But it can be a lot to remember - from the symptoms of sexually transmitted infections to the fourteen different types of contraception available. But don't worry about having to memorise them all; elsewhere on bbc.co.uk you'll find tons of useful information about sex, relationships and our bodies - and there are even sites specifically aimed at young people.

  • Contraception

    condoms

    Factsheets from the fpa on contraceptive methods - get the lowdown on everything from the pill to the patch.

  • STIs

    An STI virus

    Anyone who has had sex can catch a sexually transmitted infection. Find out how to get tested and treated - and how to stay safe.

  • Reproduction

    Diagram of the female reproductive organs

    Go back to school to revise the human reproduction system, from how eggs are fertilised to the development of the foetus.

  • Puberty

    Teenagers

    Explore the interactive Teen Species to find out how male and female's bodies change during puberty.

  • Parenting

    A father and daughter

    BBC Parenting offers practical solutions to help with the everyday challenges of bringing up children.

  • Relationships

    A couple

    Learn how to get the best out of your relationships, be it with your partner, your friends, or your family.

For young people

  • The Surgery

    A teenage couple

    Radio 1's The Surgery offers impartial and practical advice for 15-24 year olds on love, life and living.

  • Slink - Am I a freak?

    Cartoon of a teenager screaming

    Online magazine for 13 to 16 year old girls, with a 'Am I a Freak?' animation series about teen puberty issues.

  • CBBC - Stay Safe

    Cartoon image of a rabbit using a computer

    CBBC's guide for kids, with quizzes and games to help them learn how to stay safe online.

Bare Facts

Everything parents ever wanted their children to know about sex, love and relationships but were too embarrassed to tell them

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