Advocates for Youth 202-419-3420

Devoted to youth sexual health. Their services include online and print resources, policy analysis and advocacy, and outreach initiatives around the country.

Go Ask Alice

This Columbia University informational site offers a daily question- and-answer blog about health and sexuality.

Health Initiatives for Youth 415-274-1970

A multicultural organization that provides online and local resources, training, and support/empowerment groups, all focused on physical and mental health. All the services tend to focus on specific issues, one of which is LGBTQ youth.

LGBTQIA Safe Sex Guide

Healthline partnered with LGBTQ organizations GLSEN and Advocates for Youth to create a truly comprehensive safe sex guide for LGBTQIA youth, tackling topics like gender identity, STIs, consent, preventative care, and more.

National Coalition for Sexual Health

This guide informs men and women of all ages about sexual health. It focuses on the preventative services that can help protect and improve your sexual health and helps you find and talk with a health care provider.

Planned Parenthood Health services: 800-230-7526 Information: 212-541-7800

A leading organization in advocating for and providing sex education and sexual health services. The website includes a health center locator and informational articles.

Scarlet Teen

A plethora of informational articles geared for teens about topics related to healthy sexuality, from anatomy to relationships to sexual politics. Questions about sexuality are answered daily.


S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College, by Heather Corinna. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2007. Covers a wide spectrum of topics about sexuality, from anatomy to STIs to misogyny to deciding to live together. The writing is LGBTQ-inclusive.

Talk to Me First, by Deborah Roffman. Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2012. Roffman translates her experiences gleaned from decades of teaching kids and parents, and as a mom, into strategies to help parents become their kids' "go-to" person for talking about sex.

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