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Review: Bristol Lacked Good Sex Info

"I'm gonna bear bait," Levi Johnston texted Bristol Palin in 2008. "Want to come?" And so began the encounter in a Mat-Su bear stand that led to Palin's teenage pregnancy, at least according to "Not Afraid of Life," the 20-year-old mother's autobiography that came out this month. Full of cringe-worthy Wasilla teen romance scenes, the book is a cautionary tale aimed at teens tempted to stray into "the deep quicksand of sexual sin" by having sex before marriage. But when I read it, I found a cautionary tale for all of us. The book is about what happens when teenagers -- girls in particular -- don't have adults they can talk to get good information about contraception and the support they need to make smart choices about sex/Julia O'Malley, Anchorage Daily News. More here. (AP file photo of July 26, 2010 cover of Us magazine)

Question: How did you approach the topic of sex with your children?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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