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Parents often struggle to talk about sex with LGBTQ teens: Northwestern study

Growing up, Joyce Guo rarely talked about sex or intimate relationships with her parents, conversations that might have been more difficult because she identifies as queer and gender nonbinary.

"I think I probably would have wanted a more open dialogue about gender and sexuality," said Guo, 20, a sophomore at Columbia College Chicago. "I think the general noncommunication came from both sides."

New research from Northwestern University explores how parents of LGBTQ teens often struggle when discussing sex with their children, sometimes because of discomfort or lack of information. However, a separate university study

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