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Safer Sex Methods
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Safer Sex Resources (General Information)
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, UCSF
(CAPS) Conducts local, national, and international interdisciplinary research on methods to prevent HIV infection and its consequences, including studies of safer sex methods.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention
(CDC DHAP) Includes recommendations, guidelines, fact sheets, FAQs, statistics, and materials for prevention and research partners.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Prevention Information Network
(CDC NPIN) Collection of information and resources about HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB prevention.
Planned Parenthood
Nationwide organization that provides sexual and reproductive health services. Website includes sexual health information for men and women as well as directory of providers.
San Francisco Sex Information Line
(SFSI) 1-877-472-7374 (toll free) or 1-415-989-7374. A free information and referral switchboard providing anonymous, accurate, non-judgmental information about all aspects of sex, including safer sex. Hours are Monday - Friday from 3 PM-9 PM PT.
Seattle & King County Public Health Program: HIV/AIDS
Develops HIV prevention programs for Seattle and King County, Washington. Site includes prevention and harm reduction resources for health educators.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
(SIECUS) A nonprofit organization affirming sexuality as a natural and healthy part of life. SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. includes the SexEd Library with over 100 lesson plans.
Society for Human Sexuality:
Features an in-depth guide to safer sex. Also offers a concise version.
Information for Adolescents & Youth
Advocates for Youth
Dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.
Alan Guttmacher Institute: Adolescents
Non-profit organization focused on reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education.
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals: Resources for Adolescent Providers
An interdisciplinary association composed of professionals who provide reproductive health services or education, conduct reproductive health research, or influence reproductive health policy.
Auntie Stella
Produced by Training and Research Support Centre as an activity pack for young Zimbabweans aged 13 to 17. It aims to encourage young people to discuss key teenage issues, and also gives information that teenagers find hard to get elsewhere.
DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
DC Campaign's mission is to cut in half the teen pregnancy rate in the District of Columbia by 2015.
Sexuality Education and Information Council of the United States (SIECUS)
It's Great To Wait!
The site discusses the choice of abstinence until marriage. Why you should wait, who else is waiting, and where you can learn more. There is also a section for parents who want some help talking to kids about abstinence.
It's Your (Sex) Life
Guide to safe and responsible sex for teens from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Includes information on HIV/AIDS, pregnancy and contraception, and communicating about sex.
Answers to questions on teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases from the American Social Health Association (ASHA).
Just Say Yes
A website about having a positive attitude towards sexuality--gay, straight, bisexual, or whatever, and about making informed choices. Includes Spanish-language resources. From the Coalition for Positive Sexuality.
Marie Stopes International
Information about sex and sexual health. Includes surveys, FAQs, an ask feature, and animations on condom use and menstruation.
My Sistahs
Sexuality and relationship information for young African American, Asian American, Latina, and Native American women, including information on STDs and HIV/AIDS.
Not Me, Not Now
A website offering various items to reinforce the abstinence message in school, at home or on the run. Includes a newsletter, interactive games, advice, links, and information for parents and educators.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA): Teen Issues
PPFA's policy is to assure that adolescents have access to information about human sexuality and to reproductive health care services.
Safe Passages to Adulthood A 5-year programme of research into young people's sexual health in poorer countries, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK.
Bills itself as 'Sex education for the real world.' Providing information that educates in all aspects of positive sexuality.
Sex, Etc.
Site by and for teens with information on sexuality and health. Features an ask-the-experts column and a special section for parents.
SEXplained... Foundation
Established to advance the education of the public in all matters relating to contraception, reproduction, and sexual health and to promote reproductive and sexual health awareness for the benefit of the community.
The Sexwise Guide
Written in the form of a travel guide, this online publication provides information about sexual well-being, choices, and rights. Guide is available in 22 languages.
Teen Guide
Information for teens on sex, sexuality, abstinence, STDs, and more. Brought to you by Campaign For Our Children. Also has an ask-the-expert feature and a downloadable STD video game/screensaver.
Youth Peer
Website aimed at supporting the development of youth peer education in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, on topics related to adolescent health and well-being. Features resources on sexual health and HIV/AIDS.