Resources

Exerpted from their website: Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

From the  KidsHealth.org website, this page from their “for Teens” section offers and explains qualities for a healthy relationship.

Exerpted from their website:  Amplify is a project of Advocates for Youth…[which]…champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for Youth envisions a society that views sexuality as normal and healthy and treats young people as a valuable resource. The core values of Rights, Respect, Responsibility® (3Rs) animate this vision:

Exerpted from their website: Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Birds & Bees Project provides comprehensive reproductive health information to youth and adults…We offer information and values-clarification skills to help individuals make healthy decisions, now and in the future, which are in line with their own beliefs, goals, and social or economic situation. Understanding that education must be integrated into a person’s life in order to be useful, The Birds & Bees Project seeks to resonate with the realities of young people’s lives, inclusive of all races, religions, ages, cultures, sexual orientations, genders and abilities. In addition, The Birds and Bees Project produces written materials and resources for teens, parents and educators.

  • Bisexual Resource Center:  www.biresource.org

Exerpted from their website: The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.

Exerpted from their website: CHOICE was founded in 1971 to empower people to make responsible and appropriate decisions about their sexual health and help them find the health care services they need and deserve. Today, we provide comprehensive sexual health care education, counseling, resources, and advocacy to over 22,000 teens and adults in the metropolitan Philadelphia area and throughout the State of Pennsylvania. We reach thousands more around the world who look us up on-line.

Exerpted from Wikipedia: The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is an organization in the United States that seeks to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in K-12 schools.

Exerpted from their website: Columbia University’s renowned health question and answer Internet resource has proudly been bringing you quality content since 1993…[F]rom its birth in 1993 as the first health Q&A web site of its kind, to its mass market book publication debut in 1998, to its present day renewal to help maintain its cutting edge appeal and to keep it at the head of the class. As you can see, Go Ask Alice! has been influential to and influenced by higher education, health professions, the media, society and culture, and, of course, its international readership.

Exerpted from their website: iwannaknow.org offers information on sexual health for for teens and young adults. This is where you will find the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions, find referrals, and get access to in-depth information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), healthy relationships, and more.

Iwannaknow.org is a site of the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA). ASHA is a trusted, non-profit organization that has advocated on behalf of patients to help improve public health outcomes since 1914. We are America’s authority for sexually transmitted infection information.

Exerpted from their website: Planned Parenthood is a respected leader in educating Americans about reproductive and sexual health. We deliver comprehensive sex education that empowers women, men, teens, and families to make informed choices and lead healthy lives. Planned Parenthood is proud of its vital role in providing young people with honest sexuality and relationship information in classrooms and online to help reduce our nation’s alarmingly high rates of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Although covering much more than topics in human sexuality and gender, this website offers in-depth information about any religious denomination’s beliefs about sexuality and gender.  Factual, non-judgemental, and non-prosthetizing, this website provides excellent information on the intersections betwen religion and sexuality.

Exerpted from their website: Renaissance Education Association is a non-profit, non-political, educational and social support organization founded and designed to educate and support persons regarding transgender issues, sexual orientation, sexual identity or gender identity without prejudice.  We accomplish this through a variety of carefully selected educational programs, support groups, resources for transgender community care providers as well as personal and recreational resources for anyone who identifies as Transgender and persons close to them.

Exerpted from their website: Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country…We’ve helped teens with answers to their question about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more!

Sex, Etc. is published by Answer, a national organization that provides and promotes unfettered access to comprehensive sexuality education for young people and the adults who teach them. Learn how you can support better sex education at the Answer website.

Exerpted from their website: Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality education and support organization and website. Founded in 1998, Scarleteen.com is visited by around three-quarters of a million diverse people each month worldwide, most between the ages of 15 and 25. It is the highest-ranked website for sex education and sexuality advice online and has held that rank through most of its tenure.

Exerpted from their website: SIECUS [is] a recognized leader in the field of sexuality and sexuality education, publishing numerous books, journals, and resources for professionals, parents, and the public.

Exerpted from their website: In June 2002, The BACCHUS Network™ conducted a survey of students ages 18-24 to determine their attitudes and knowledge about sex…In response to this need, BACCHUS created SmarterSex.org, an exciting and one-of-a-kind sexual health web site for college students. Our hope is that this will encourage not only students, but also educators and parents, to discuss and learn from each other about smart sex.

Sponsored by SIECUS, this website offers answers to many of the most common questions asked by teens about sexuality, relationships, and sexual health.

Exerpted from their website: Youth Resources is a website BY and FOR lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.