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Facts on sexuality-related issues for young people: a SIECUS annotated bibliography.

The question is not if--but rather how--young people will learn about sex. When want answers to their questions, it is important that they know where to go for clear and unbiased information--whether about anatomy, sexual feelings, sexual decision making, sexual intercourse, pregnancy, STDs, or other related subjects.

This SIECUS bibliography includes a variety of resources--books, web sites, and organizations--that will provide young people with the information they are seeking. We also encourage parents, caregivers, and educators to use the books and web sites to prepare for their classes or sexuality--related discussions with young people.

Individuals interested in purchasing the resources should refer to ordering information at the end of the bibliography. They are also available for review in SIECUS' Mary S. Calderone Library.

This bibliography was compiled by Amy Levine, M.A., SIECUS librarian, and Johanna Novales SIECUS library assistant.

Inclusion of resources in this bibliography is provided for information purposes and is not intended as an endorsement.


** Body Changes

Joely Carey

This book discusses, in a humorous manner, a wide range of topics for teen girls, including understanding breast development and menstrual periods, dealing safely with unwanted hair, applying makeup, and preventing body odor.

2002; $6.95; ISBN 0764155636; Barron's Educational Series

* # @ ** Boy V. Girl? How Gender Shapes Who We Are, What We Want, and How We Get Along

George Abra hams, Ph.D., and Sheila Ahi brand

This book invites young readers to overcome gender barriers. To help spur this process, the book provides activities and exercises to help young people get past other's expectations and assumptions and find out who they really are.

2002; $14.95; ISBN 1575421046; Free Spirit Publishing

** Boys & Sex

Joely Carey

This book contains advice for teen girls on such topics as understanding relationships, dealing with emerging sexual feelings, saying no to unwanted sex, preventing STDs, using birth control, and preventing unintended pregnancy.

2002; $6.95; ISBN 0764155652; Barron's Educational Series

* # @ ** Captain Bio: HIV Attacks!

This comic book presents a scientific adventure story that is designed to help young people learn the facts about HIV transmission and prevention.

1996, $1.49; Tim Peters and Company

# The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book For Girls

Valorie Lee Schaefer, Illustrated by Norm Bendell

This book for girls is a "head-to-toe" guide that discusses, among other things, puberty, self-esteem, hygiene, nutrition, eating disorders, fitness, sleep, and emonons.

1998; $9.95; ISBN 1562476661; Pleasant Company

* # Caution: Do Not Open Until Puberty! An Introduction to Sexuality for Young Adults with Disabilities

Rick Enright, B.A., M.S.W, illustrated by Sara L. Van Hamme

This book is intended as an icebreaker for an open discussion of sexuality between disabled adolescents and their families.

Using illustrations and text, this book addresses such subjects as decision making, anatomy, sexual response, physical disability, and sexual functioning.

1995; $9.95; ISBN 0968041507; Devinjer House

* Changes in You & Me: A Book about Puberty Mostly for Boys

Paulette Bourgeois and Martin Wolfish, M.D.

This is a reference book for boys about the physical changes and feelings that go along with growing up. Topics include anatomy, puberty, birth control, pregnancy, masturbation, what happens to girls, decision making, STDs, sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and where to go for help. The book includes transparent overlays, a glossary, and an index.

1994; $14.95; ISBN 0836228146;Andrews and McMeel

# Changes in You & Me: A Book about Puberty Mostly for Girls

Paulette Bourgeois and Martin Wolfish, M.D.

This is a reference book for girls about the physical changes and feelings that go along with growing up. Topics include anatomy, puberty, birth control, pregnancy, masturbation, what happens to boys, decision making, STDs, sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and where to go for help. The book includes transparent overlays, a glossary, and an index.

1994; $14.95; ISBN 0836228 154; Andrews and McMeel

@ ** Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships, Expanded 3rd Edition

Ruth Bell

This updated book for teenagers includes such chapters as "Changing Bodies," "Changing Relationships," "Changing Sexuality," "Emotional Health Care' "Eating Disorders," "Substance Abuse," "Living with Violence:' "Physical Health Care:' "Sexually Transmitted Diseases," "Protecting Yourself: Safer Sex and Birth Control," "So You Think You Might Be Pregnant," and "Changing Things."

1998; $24; ISBN 081292990X; Random House

@ ** Dating With Confidence: A Teen's Survival Guide

Jacqueline Jarosz

This book addresses many of the practical issues associated with a first date. Chapters include "Are You Ready?" "I've Got a Crush on You:' "How Are You Gonna Get There," "The 411 on the PreDate," "First Date Do's and Don'ts:' "Dating on a Budget:' "Who Is This Person?" and "The Dark Side of Dating."

2000; $9.95; ISBN 1580622933; Adams Media Corporation

** Deal with It! A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain, and Life as a gURL

Esther Drill, Heather McDonald, and Rebecca Odes

This book is designed to help teenage girls learn and laugh as they go through adolescence. Divided into four sections--"Body," "Sexuality," "Brain," and "Life"--the book includes information and excerpts from the web site. Chapters include "Boobs," "What's Up Down There:' "Body Image," "Sexual Feelings' "What Is Sex," "To Do It or Not to Do It," "Protection," "Psychology," "Family," "Romance," and "Being Yourself."

1999; $16.95; ISBN 0671041576; Pocket Books

* # Dr. Ruth Talks to Kids: Where You Came From, How Your Body Changes, and What Sex Is All About

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Illustrated by Diane deGroat

This hook is for teens nine to 14 years old. It discusses the body, feelings, sex, love, contraception, reproduction, sexually transmitted diseases, and sexual abuse.

1998; $5.99; ISBN 06898204 10; Aladdin Paperbacks.

@ ** Easy for You to Say: Q & A's For Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disability

Miriam Kaufman, M.D.

Written in a question-and-answer format, this book addresses the concerns of teens about chronic illness or disability. Chapters include "Family Relationships," "Sexuality," and "Friends and Dating." A glossary and index are included.

2001; $15.95; ISBN 1550136194; Firefly Books

# Girl Stuff: A Survival Guide to Growing Up

Margaret Blackstone and Elissa Haden Guest

This reader-friendly book provides practical information about the physical and psychological changes that occur during adolescence and discusses how young people can cope with them. Topics include changing bodies, nutrition, sex, masturbation, sexual orientation, emotions, and peer pressure.

2000; $8.95; ISBN 0152026444; Gulliver Books

@ ** The "Go Ask Alice" Book of Answers: A Guide to Good Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Health

Columbia University's Health Education Program

This book provides young people with information and advice on a variety of frequently asked questions from the "Go Ask Alice!" web site at Columbia University. Topics include relationships, sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness and nutrition; alcohol; nicotine other drugs; and general health.

1998; $15.95; ISBN 0805055703; Owl Books

@ The Guy Book: An Owner's Manual

Mavis Jukes

This book for boys 13 and older includes general information about anatomy, puberty, health, relationships, peer pressure, and other topics.

2002; $12.95; ISBN 0679890289; Random House

@ ** "I'm Pregnant, Now What Do I Do?"

Robert W Buckingham, Ph.D., and Mary R Derby, R.N., M.P.H.

This book is a valuable resource for pregnant young women, their partners, and their families. It provides first-hand accounts from young women, allows the reader to make her own informed decision, and includes a glossary and resource section.

1997; $17; ISBN 1573921173; Prometheus Books

@ ** In Your Face: Stories from the Lives of Queer Youth

Mary L Gray

This book contains personal narratives from 15 gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth 14 to 18 years old in the United States. Chapters include "You're What? Coming Out to the Family," "Condemned or Redeemed? What Does Your God Think of All This?" "Kids in the Hall: What Is It Like at School?" "Cyber Queer: Finding Community on the Internet," and "Getting Involved: Extracurriculars in the Community."

1999; $22.95; ISBN 1560238879; The Haworth Press

# It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge

Mavis Jukes, Illustrations by Debbie Tilley

This book for young women includes general information about puberty, crushes, kissing, intercourse, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, boys and puberty, and health. It also includes a list of resources.

1996; $12; ISBN 0679873929; Random House

* # It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health

Robie H. Harris, Illustrations by Michael Emberley

This book includes accurate information about sexuality in a reader-friendly style that includes age-appropriate illustrations and humor. From conception and puberty to contraception and HIV/AIDS, it covers both the biological and psychological aspects of sexuality. It is intended for ages 10 and up.

1996; $10.99; ISBN 1564021599; Penguin Putnam Incorporated

@ ** Like It Is: A Teen Sex Guide

E. James Lieberman, M.D., and Karen Lieberman Traccoli, M.P.H.

This book for older teens includes information on relationships, abstinence, STDs, contraception, and pregnancy options. It also answers frequently-asked questions and includes a discussion and curriculum guide that offers thought-provoking questions on a variety of topics.

1998; $25; ISBN 0786405260; McFarland & Company, Inc.

@ ** Love & Sex: Ten Stories of Truth

Edited by Michael Cart

This anthology, featuring popular writers for adults and teens, contains stories about love and sexuality in the lives of adolescents.

2001; $18.00; ISBN 0689832036; Simon & Schuster

@ ** Me, My Body & Mom: Sharing a Rite of Passage

This manual helps mothers and daughters plan a puberty "party" for a small group of six to eight girls and their mothers (or other significant adults).

1996; $25; Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey

* # @ ** My Body, My Self for Boys: For Preteens and Teens

Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras

This journal/activity book for boys 8 to 15 years of age is a companion to What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys. It includes exercises, quizzes, and personal stories to help boys learn about the changes that take place in their bodies during puberty.

2000; $12.95; ISBN 1557044406; Newmarket Press

# ** My Body, My Self for Girls: For Preteens and Teens

Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras

This journal/activity book for girls 8 to l5 years of age is a companion to What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls. It includes exercises, quizzes, and personal stories to help girls learn about the changes that take place in their bodies during puberty.

2000; $12.95; ISBN 1557044414; Newmarket Press

** Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write about Their Search for

Self Sara Shandler

This book is a collection of writings from girls 12 to 18 that honestly explore the challenges that girls face in their struggle toward womanhood. Topics include body image, family, friends, and sexuality.

1999; $12.95; ISBN 0060952970; Harper Collins Publishers

* @ Our Boys Speak: Adolescent Boys Write about Their Inner Lives

John Nikkah

This collection of writings by adolescent boys addresses sex and dating, sports, religion, depression, sexual orientation, and family. The author provides commentary and perspective on the question: "What do boys think?"

2000; $12.95; ISBN 0312262809; St. Martin's Griffin

@ ** Out & About Campus: Personal Accounts by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered College Students

Edited by Kim Howard and Annie Stevens

This collection of accounts by 28 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from a variety of colleges and universities across the United States, describes not only how they survived college but how they fought, endured, and changed it.

2000; $13.95; ISBN 1555834809; Alyson Publications.

@ ** Out with It: Gay and Straight Teens Write about Homosexuality

Youth Communication

This anthology of articles by gay and straight teens on homosexuality covers such subjects as homophobia, coming out, and friends and family. The book also includes teacher resources.

1996; $8; Youth Communication

** Period: A Girl's Guide

JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen

Illustrated with drawings, this book, intended for girls 8 years old and older, addresses some of the changes they will experience as they mature. Emphasizing that we are all unique, it explains physical changes during puberty. Chapters include "So Many Changes," "So Many Parts," "Menstruation," "I Have a Question about That," "Why Do I Feel This Way?," and "What Is a Pelvic Exam?" The book also includes a parents' guide.

2001; $9.99; ISBN 0916773965; Book Peddlers

# The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)

Karen Gravelle and Jennifer Gravelle

Illustrations by Debbie Palen

This is a positive, down-to-earth book illustrated with funny and sympathetic cartoons. It answers the many questions that young women may have about their "period." It will also help guide young women through physical, emotional, and social changes.

1996; $8.95; ISBN 0802774784; Walker and Company

** Real Girl Real World: Tools for Finding Your True Self

Heather M. Gray and Samantha Phillips

This book encourages young women to put society's messages in perspective and to empower themselves with messages that make sense to them. It includes sexuality information that addresses anatomy, orgasm, masturbation, sexual orientation, decision making, safer sex, and birth control. Other topics include beauty, body image, eating disorders, and feminism. The book includes resources and comments by teens.

1998; $14.95; ISBN 1580050050; Seal Press

# ** The Seventeen Guide to Sex and Your Body

Sabrina Solin with Paula Elbirt, M.D.

This book addresses the frequently-asked questions that readers have sent to Seventeen Magazine. Topics include menstruation, body hair, body odor, body image, eating disorders, bladder and yeast infections, douching, female and male anatomy, crushes, love, kissing, intercourse, orgasm, masturbation, virginity, sexual assault, sexual orientation, and birth control.

1996; $8.99; ISBN 0689807953; Aladdin Paperbacks

# ** Sex, Boys & You: Be Your Own Best Girlfriend

Joni Arredia

This book addresses issues such as sex, dating, body image, self esteem, loneliness, spirituality, exercise, and posture. The book focuses on helping young women find their own unique inner strengths and stay true to themselves.

1998; $15.95; ISBN 0965320324; Perc Publishing.

# ** Sweet Secrets: Stories of Menstruation

Kathleen O'Grady and Paula Wansbrough

This book dispels myths about menstruation by providing factual information and stories to empower young women in celebrating this rite of passage.

1997; $9.95; ISBN 0929005333; Orca Book Publishers

@ ** Teen Love Series: A Journal on Relationships

This journal provides questions for teens to answer as they express themselves and discover how to deal with love and relationships during adolescence. Chapters include "Love Yourself First," "Falling in Love," "All These New Feelings," "Do You Like Me," "When Friends Become More," "Now That We're Together," "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," and "Starting Over."

Kimberly Kirberger with Colin Mortensen

1999; $12.95; ISBN 1558747664; Health Communications

@ ** The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide

Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

This guide includes short quotes from over 1,500 young people who were asked to describe issues that they face and how they cope with them. Sections include the body, feelings, sexuality, drugs, and peers. Each is divided into three parts: information, quotes from youth, and resources.

1996; $16.95; ISBN 0938795260; Equality Press

@ ** The Teenage Body Book Revised and Updated

Kathy McCoy, Ph.D., and Charles Wibbelsman, M.D.

This book offers honest answers and information on dealing with love, health, depression, sex, friends or family, home, or school. This updated version includes information on current medical, lifestyle, and special-needs resources for coping with everything from teen pregnancy and eating disorders to PMS and sexual orientation.

1999; $18.95; ISBN 0399525351; Perigee Books

@ The Teenage Guy's Survival Guide: The Real Deal on Girls, Growing Up, and Other Guy Stuff

Jeremy Daldry

This book for young men discusses basic information about sexuality. Topics include love, dating, sexual orientation, relationships, intimacy, puberty, emotions, confidence, and peer pressure.

1999; $8.95; ISBN 0316178241; Little, Brown and Company Children's Books

@ ** The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality

Michael Basso

This book for teens on human sexuality covers such subjects as anatomy, sexual intercourse, STDs, contraception, and homosexuality. The author wrote the book to give teens the information they need to protect themselves and accept responsibility for their actions. An updated version is scheduled for mid-2003.

1997; $14.95; 1SBN1577490347; Fairview Press

* What's Going on Down There? Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask

Karen Gravelle with Nick and Chava Castro, Illustrations by Robert Leighton

This book helps boys understand the changes that occur during puberty, what causes them, and what to expect. It also addresses sexual orientation, masturbation, intercourse, contraception, STDs, and pregnancy.

1998; $8.95; ISBN 0802775403; Walker and Company

@ ** What If Someone I Know Is Gay? Answers to Questions about Gay and Lesbian People

Eric Marcus

This book for teens provides questions and answers about homosexuality and bisexuality. Topics include coming Out, friends and family, religion, sexual behavior, school, activism, and discrimination. The book includes a resource section.

2000; $4.99; ISBN 0843176113; Penguin Putnam Incorporated

* ** What's Happening to Me?

Peter Mayle

This book humorously addresses everyday concerns about puberty in a question-and-answer format with cartoon illustrations. The book also includes an explanation of how bodies work.

1975; ISBN 0818403128; Kensington Publishing

* @ The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: A Growing Up Guide for Parents and Sons, New, Expanded Third Edition

Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras

This book covers the physical changes of puberty for boys. Chapters include "Puberty"; "Beginning Changes and the Stages of Puberty"; "An Owner's Guide to the Sex Organs: What's Normal? What's Not?"; "The Puberty Growth Spurt"; "Pimples, Perspiration, Body Hair, Shaving, and Other Changes"; "Changes in the Male Reproductive Organs: Erections, Sperm, and Ejaculations"; "Spontaneous Erections, Orgasms, Masturbation, and Wet Dreams"; "Girls and Puberty"; and "Romantic and Sexual Feelings." The book also includes a resource section.

2000; $12.95; ISBN1557044430; Newmarket Press

** # The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing Up Guide for Parents and Daughters, New, Expanded Third Edition

Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras

This book provides basic information to girls about their bodies as they go through puberty. Chapters include "Puberty"; "Your Breasts: An Owner's Manual"; "Pubic Hair and Other Changes 'Down There'"; "The Puberty Growth Spurt"; "Body Hair, Perspiration, Pimples, and Other Changes"; "The Reproductive Organs and the Menstrual Cycle"; "All about Having Periods"; "Boys and Puberty"; and "Romantic and Sexual Feelings." The book also includes a resource section.

2000; $12.95; ISBN 1557044449; Newmarket Press

# What's with My Body? The Girls' Book of Answers to Growing Up, Looking Good, and Feeling Great

Selene Yeager

This book contains reassuring, accurate advice for preteen and young teen girls and their parents. Presented in a question-and-answer format, topics include body changes, skin and hair care, menstruation, eating disorders, moods, and sexuality.

2002; $12.95; ISBN 0761537236; Prima Publishing

** Your Body: The Girl's Guide

Janis Brady, Ph.D.

This book for teens discusses puberty, menstruation, female and male anatomy, sexual intercourse, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation, dating, and crushes as well as eating well, sports, and growing up healthy.

2000; $4.99; ISBN 0312975635; St. Martin's Press


@ ** Coping

This series consists of many books that address sexuality, health, safety, and other issues. Topics include unplanned pregnancy, date and acquaintance rape, peer pressure, teen parenting, sexual harassment and gender bias, PMS, HIV/AIDS, birth control, teenage motherhood, decision making, menstruation, sexual orientation, and sexual abuse.

$26.50 each, also sold as sets; ISBN 0823939065; The Rosen Publishing Group

# Girls' Guides

This series consists of 12 books for pre-teens. Chapters in Body Talk: A Girl's Guide to What's Happening to Your Body include "Welcome to Puberty," "Your Breasts: An Owner's Manual," "Menstruation: The Basics," and "Everything You Wanted to Know about Body Hair, B.O., & Zits." Other books in the series include Best Buds: A Girl's Guide to Friendship, Crushes, Creeps, & Classmates; A Girl's Guide to Getting Along with Boys; From Algebra to Zits: A Girl's Guide to Making the Most of Life at School; Havin' Fun & Hangin' Out: A Girl's Guide to Cool Stuff to Do; and Write It Down! A Girl's Guide to Keeping a journal.

1999, 2000; $23.95 each, also sold as two sets for $143.70/each; ISBN 0823939197; The Rosen Publishing Group

* Guys' Guides

This series consists of four books for pre-teens. Tides include You Ought to Know: A Guy's Guide to Sex; The Real Deal: A Guy's Guide to Being a Guy; Stay Cool: A Guy's Guide to Handling Conflict; and Chillin': A Guy's Guide To Friendship.

2000; $23.95 each, also sold as a set fir $95.80; ISBN 823990885; The Rosen Publishing Group

* # @ ** The Need to Know Library

This series consists of books that address sexuality, health, safety, and other issues. Topics include HIV/AIDS, STDs, rape, breast health, sexual harassment, sexual identity, virginity, dating and relationships, teen pregnancy, and sexual assault.

$25.25/each, also sold as sets; ISBN 0823939030; The Rosen Publishing Group

@ ** Perspectives on Healthy Sexuality

This series of six books for adolescents can be used in the home as well as the classroom. Tides are Abstinence: Postponing Sexual Involvement; Birth Control and Protection: Options for Teens; Dating and Sex: Defining and Setting Boundaries; Sexually Transmitted Diseases: How Are then Prevented?; Teen Fathers: Getting Involved; Teen Mothers: Raising a Baby; and Teen Pregnancy: Tough Choices. Chapter overviews, fast facts, points to consider, quizzes and a glossary are included.

2000; $17.95 each, also sold as a set fir $107.70; ISBN fir series 0736816917; Capstone Press

@ ** Perspectives on Relationships

Kate Havelin

This series of seven books for adolescents is designed for use in the home as well as the classroom. Tides are Dating: What Is a Healthy Relationship?; Incest: Why Am I Afraid To Tell; Peer Pressure: How Can I Say No?; Sexual Harassment: This Doesn't Feel Right; Assertiveness: How Can I Say What I Mean?; Child Abuse: Why Do My Parents Hit Me?; Family Violence: My Parents Hurt Each Other!; and Parents: They're Driving Me Crazy!

2000; $17.95 each, also sold as a set fir $107.70; ISBN fir series 0736818162; Capstone Press


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The following web sites offer information for parents, caregivers, children, and youth.

The Coalition for Positive Sexuality includes sexuality information in both English and Spanish for teens who are sexually active or who are thinking about becoming sexually active. It provides a forum for teens to chat, * to find information on sexuality issues, or to ask questions of sexuality experts, as well as a resource section.

Families Are Talking, part of SIECUS' Family Project, helps families talk about sexuality-related issues. It provides information and resources for young people, parents, and caregivers.

Go Ask Alice!, developed and maintained by Columbia University's Health Education Program, uses a question-and-answer format to provide information on relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health and fitness, nutrition, alcohol; nicotine and other drugs, and general health. Visitors can search the database or ask anonymous questions.

gURL is committed to discussing issues that affect the lives of girls 13 years and older. The site helps girls with a wide range of experiences and interests. It also offers chats,* posting boards, and individual homepages.

It's Your (Sex) Life, a project of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides information about pregnancy contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, and related issues.

Iwannaknow, sponsored by the American Social Health Association, provides a safe place for teenagers to learn about sexual health. The site includes chat sessions with an expert and information and resources on sexual health. It also provides guidance for parents.

OutProud, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Tranagender Youth, serves the needs of these young men and women by providing advocacy, information, resources, and support.

Scarleteen offers "Pinkslip" for girls, "Boyfriend!" for guys, and "Gaydar" for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. It provides advice, articles, information, and message boards* addressing sexuality and sexual health issues. There is also a section for parents.

SEX, ETC., sponsored by The Network For Family Life Education, includes information on a variety of sexuality topics as well as an online newsletter, advice, message boards *, resources, links, and information for parents.

Sextalk, sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Tompkins County (PPTC), NY, includes information on safer sex, self exams, and sexual orientation. It also provides links to other sexual health sites.

Teen Scene, part of the Advocates for Youth web site, includes "Educate Yourself," "Get Involved," "Stay Healthy," and web sites including "My Sistahs" for young women of color and "Youth Resource" for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. There is also a section for parents.

Teenwire, sponsored by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, provides sexuality and sexual health information. It also encourages teens to contribute their opinions and ideas in certain areas. It includes advice, articles, polls, clinic information, and a zine for teens by teens, and a section for parents.

* Message boards and chat rooms are generally unsupervised and may contain inaccurate information.


The following organizations offer sexuality resources for parents, caregivers, children, and youth.

Advocates for Youth

This organization works to prevent pregnancy STDs, and HIV infection among adolescents.

1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/347-5700; Fax: 202/347-2263; Web site:

Girls Incorporated

This national youth organization is dedicated to helping every girl become strong, smart, and bold through advocacy research, and education.

120 Wall Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10005; Phone: 212/509-2000; Fax: 212/509-8708; National Resource Center, 441 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3287; Phone:800/374-4475; Fax: 317/634-3024; Web site:

Hetrick-Martin Institute

This organization serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through education, counseling, homeless outreach, training, and resources.

2 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003; Phone: 212/674-2400; Fax: 212/674-8650; Web site:

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This organization is dedicated to preventing teen pregnancy by supporting values and encouraging acts that are consistent with a pregnancy-free adolescence.

1776 Massachusetts Aye, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site:

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

This national information and referral center provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.

P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013; Phone/TTY: 800/695-0285 or 202/884-8200; Fax: 202/884-8441; Web site:

National Network for Youth

This organization is dedicated to ensuring that young people can lead safe, healthy, and productive lives.

1319 F Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20004; Phone: 202/783-7949; Fax: 202/783-7955; Web site:

National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention

This organization provides leadership, education, training, information, and advocacy resources to practitioners in the field of adolescent pregnancy, parenting, and prevention.

2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037; Phone: 202/293-8370; Fax: 202/293-8805; Web site:

National Youth Advocacy Coalition

This coalition advocates for and with young people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender in an effort to end discrimination against them and to ensure their physical and emotional well being.

1638 R Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009; Phone: 202/319-7596; Fax: 202/319-7365; Web site:

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

This organization promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons as well as their families and friends through support and education.

1726 M Street, NW, Suite 400; Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/467-8180; Fax: 202/467-8194; Web site:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

This organization believes in the fundamental right of individuals to manage their own fertility regardless of income, marital status, race, age, sexual orientation, and national origin.

434 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001; Phone: 212/541-7800 or 800/230-PlAN refers to your local Planned Parenthood; Fax: 212/245-1845; Web site:

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

This organization operates a 24-hour confidential national hotline for survivors of sexual assault.

635-B Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003; Phone: 800/656-HOPE; Fax: 202/544-3556; Web site:

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

SIECUS' mission is to affirm that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. The organization develops, collects, and disseminates information; promotes comprehensive education about sexuality; and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. SIECUS's Family Project helps families talk about sexuality-related issues.

130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 1003 6-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776; 1706 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009; Phone: 202/265-2405; Fax: 202/462-23 40; Web site:;


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* Pre-teen (9 to 12) boys

# Pre-teen (9 to 12) girls

@ Teen (13 to 18) boys

** Teen (13 to 18) girls
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