Knox County Health Department's guide to talking to your kids about sex

Let's Talk About Sex: A Parent's Guide to Sex Education

The Knox County Health Department has created an interactive parent's guide for sex education. This downloadable and shareable guide has lots of useful information for parents who want to teach their kids about sex, including ways to help them start the conversation.  


Don’t Just Stand By

  • You hear one student call another by an ugly racial slur
  • You see several students trip and shove a student they think is gay
  • You receive a tweet that describes a female student’s body with sexually shaming language

What should you do?

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Real Talk:
Get Vaccinated

Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.

Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.