Sexual Developmentenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-sexualDev-enHD-AR1.jpgBig physical and emotional changes happen during puberty and the teen years. These articles can help you become a source of information, comfort, and support for your kids.birth control, stds, sexual health, sexuality, sexual orientation, pregnancy, contraception, sex, developing, puberty, sexual development, development, birds and bees, talking to my kid about sex, talking to kids about birth control, teenagers, sexual maturation, periods, menstruation, questions about sex, about sex, facts of life, teenagers01/24/200708/01/201908/01/20196d961459-9968-4bc2-bf56-c25790e065e4https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/development-foyer.html/<p>Parents often associate sexual development with the teen years. But kids develop an emotional and physical foundation for sexuality in many subtle ways from infancy.</p> <p>Physical and emotional changes become more dramatic and complex as puberty starts and during the teen years. And your kids are likely to have many questions.</p> <p>By knowing the facts, answering questions, and offering guidance, you can be a trusted source of information, comfort, and support for your kids.</p> <p><strong>Puberty and Development</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/female-reproductive-system.html/">Female Reproductive System</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/male-reproductive.html/">Male Reproductive System</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/precocious.html/">Precocious Puberty</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/questions-sex.html/">Questions &amp; Answers About Sex</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-about-menstruation.html/">Talking to Your Child About Periods</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-about-puberty.html/">Talking to Your Child About Puberty</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sexual-orientation.html/">Sexual Attraction and Orientation</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/understanding-puberty.html/">Understanding Puberty</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/changing-voice.html/">Your Child's Changing Voice</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-gyn.html/">Your Daughter's First Gynecological Exam</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sexual Health Issues</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/menstrual-problems.html/">PMS, Cramps, and Irregular Periods</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pelvic-inflammatory-disease.html/">Pelvic Inflammatory Disease</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hiv.html/">HIV and AIDS</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-child-stds.html/">STDs</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stds-talk.html/">Talking to Your Kids About STDs</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/toxic-shock.html/">Toxic Shock Syndrome</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/yeast-infection.html/">Vaginal Yeast Infections</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/teen-pregnancy.html/">When Your Teen Is Having a Baby</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Birth Control</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/about-bc.html/">About Birth Control: What Parents Need to Know</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/abstinence.html/">About Abstinence</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cervical-cap.html/">About the Cervical Cap</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/condoms.html/">About Condoms</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diaphragm.html/">About the Diaphragm</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/emergency-contraception.html/">About Emergency Contraception</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bc-shot.html/">About the Birth Control Shot</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bc-patch.html/">About the Birth Control Patch</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bcpills.html/">About the Birth Control Pill</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bc-ring.html/">About the Birth Control Ring</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/iud.html/">About the IUD</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rhythm-method.html/">About the Rhythm Method</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/spermicide.html/">About Spermicide</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/withdrawal.html/">About Withdrawal</a></li> </ul>kh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-adolescentMedicinekh:clinicalDesignation-endocrinologykh:clinicalDesignation-generalPediatricskh:genre-articlekh:primaryClinicalDesignation-generalPediatricsSexual Developmenthttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/growth/sexual-health/ef5abd34-dd97-49c2-b389-e7425db2037f