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Julie Rote presents a program on the topic of media and pop culture during a session presented this week by the Coalition for Healthy Adolescent Sexuality at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. The coalition's new curriculum is aimed at preparing parents for healthy discussions. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Coalition works to give parents tools for talking with their teens about sex


WILLMAR -- It's not easy to discuss sexuality with youth.

It may come as a surprise, but youth want their parents -- not their peers or school -- to be their primary source of information on the topic, said Mary Holstad, community outreach coordinator for the Kandiyohi County-based Coalition for Healthy Adolescent Sexuality.

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