Survey results also revealed two vastly different views about the information passed between parent and teen:
Forty-two percent of parents claim that they’ve encouraged their teen to abstain from sex while only 27 percent of teens said that they’ve had the talk.
When it comes to birth control methods, 29 percent of parents said that they’ve discussed options with their children. However, only 35 percent of teens recall the conversation or said that they’ve only had it one time.
Thirty-nine percent of parents said they’ve talked about the risks of sexting (sending sexually explicit text messages) with their teen. But, 41 percent of adolescents said that they’ve never discussed sexting or only had the conversation once.