Trusted Resources

Sexuality ~ General – Includes information about health, advocacy, education, parenting tips, and international issues and details on news and current events. – American Medical Women’s Association provides information and resources about women’s health and sexuality. –  Provides information for men’s health and sexuality. – Offers HIV/AIDS information and resources. – The American Social Health Association provided the public, patients, providers and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about sexuality. – Sexpedia comes from the Discovery Channel’s website, in the section focusing on sexual health, comes a ‘encyclopedia’ of sorts of sexual facts, from A to Z.

Teens and Young Adults – Health Guide for teen girls; full of easy-to-understand information. – An online community for teen girls. – Sexual health information provided by MTV and Kaiser Foundation. – Reliable sexual health information for teens. – Many sex-related issues, with focus on the female body. Information for younger and older teens provided. – Is an online newsletter by teens for teens about sexuality. – Provides health information for teens and parents.

GLBTQ—Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered/Queer/Questioning Issues – Provides professional, affordable, and confidential guidance, counseling, and resource referral for alternative family planning. – Provides sexuality information for all youth, Q&A section for those tough questions – community and advocacy information as well. A project of – Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) is the only national and international organization in the world specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents. – The mission of the Family Pride Coalition is to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents and their families through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding. -The online webzine for, about and by queer and questioning youth. – Project Activism provides information and guides for LGBT equality organizing in K-12 schools. News and action alerts. – Provides resources, support and information for parents, friends, and families of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, or transgenders. – Books on a variety of topics of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender parents and families.

Body Image – Focuses on the impact mass media has on the physical, mental and emotional well being of women and girls. – Provides information on the relationship between women’s health and physical activity.

Body Image in the Mirror” – A great article talking about body dysmorphic and eating disorders, with links to several other good resources. – A non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. – Provides a variety of educational information and support for people dealing with eating disorders.

Developmental Disabilities -The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals with a special focus on children and youth. – Provides resources for people with disabilities, illness and natural changes throughout the life cycle and for people who love them.

Advocacy – Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States provides sexuality information for policy makers, school professionals, members of the media, parents, young people, and members of religious institutions. – Focuses on young people and sexual health with resources from peer educators. -The Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice and Healing is a progressive religious site featuring sexuality information for people interested in faith or already aligned to certain religion.

Parents and Educators – Part of a national initiative by the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about difficult issues such as sexuality, HIV/AIDS, violence, and alcohol and substance abuse. – Aims to create a safe and interactive online community of parents who are seeking guidance and support on how to have those conversations in their families and communities. – Reliable sexual health information for teens and offers a parent guide to help adults discus sensitive matters with teens. – The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a website for educators and teachers about teen pregnancy prevention, including statistics, state-by-state pregnancy rates and fact sheets.