Sex Talk Tips From State

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Parents looking for better ways to talk to their teenagers about sex soon will be able to go to a class.

Governor Granholm Wednesday announced a new pilot program called "Talk Early, Talk Often." It will provide 60 workshops across the state that will give parents better ways to talk to their children about sex.

Barb Fliss is an independent health consultant who will head the new pilot program. She is hoping to attract 3,000 parents to the free, 90-minute workshops that will be held in churches, community centers, and schools.

The program is part of the governor's overall plan to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in Michigan. She also wants the ability to provide birth control to poor women through the Medicaid program.