Here you will find links to resources about health care for teens and to websites for parents and caregivers and for teens about teen
Health Care for Teens
- American Academy
of Pediatrics: Find a Pediatrician or Pediatric Specialist.
Search by doctor name, address, city, state, zip code,
or medical specialty/interest (for example, teen health)
to find pediatricians who are AAP members.
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Find a Health
Center. Search by address, city, state, or zip
code to find a federally funded health center that provides
free or low-cost care.
- Office of Population Affairs: Find a Family Planning Clinic. Directory for Title X–funded health clinics that provide family planning and
reproductive health care to people in the United States who have low incomes or are uninsured.
Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA): Find a Health Center.
Search by state or zip code to find a PPFA health center affiliate
that offers sexual and reproductive health care for women,
men, and teens.
for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM): Find an Adolescent
Health Professional. Search by name, city, state, country,
discipline, or area of interest to find teen health professionals
who are SAHM members.
Websites for Parents and Caregivers
for Youth: Parents Sex Ed Center. Articles and information
about growth and development, talking about sex, sexual health,
waiting to have sex, and contraception. Recent materials include
Communication: Promoting Sexually Healthy Youth.
Now: Talking with Kids About Tough Issues. Tips for
talking more easily with your kids about difficult issues,
Dating and Sex. Articles on talking with teens
about sex, sexuality, dating, and love.
Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: Parent's
Portal. Information and tips about how to communicate
with teens about sex and unwanted pregnancy. Materials include
Your Responsibility to Talk to Youth: Pregnancy Prevention
for Youth in Foster Care. (2010). This tool suggests
ways for caregivers to talk about sex, pregnancy,
and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) with kids
and teens in their care.
Redux: Tips and Scripts for Talking to Your Kids
About Relationships. (2009).
Back: What Teens Want Adults to Know About Teen
Pregnancy. (2010). [Tips].
Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Avoid Teen
What He Said: What Guys Think About Sex, Love, Contraception,
and Relationships. (2010). [Survey results].
Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA): Tools For Parents.
Information about sexuality, puberty, and how to talk with
your kids about sex. Link to additional information about abortion,
contraception, body image, relationships, sexuality, and STDs.
Teen Network. 2010. Opportunity
Knocks: Using Teachable Moments to Convey Safer Sex Messages
to Young People. Baltimore, MD: Healthy Teen Network. This
fact sheet describes how to take advantage of teachable moments
to talk about safe sex practices.
Websites for Teens
for Our Children: Teen Guide. Information
about waiting to have sex, talking with your parents
about sex, sexuality, contraception, safe dating, and
more. Includes online quizzes to find out what you really
know about sex.
Body. Facts for girls about taking care of your body.
Includes information about sexuality, puberty, talking to your
parents about sex, waiting to have sex, and STDs.
- Go Ask Alice! A
health question-and-answer service on topics that include relationships,
sexuality, and sexual health.
Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA): Teen Talk.
Questions and answers, video clips, and facts in English and
Spanish about puberty, dating, sexuality, contraception, and
preventing pregnancy and STDs.
- Sex, Etc.
Information about sexual health, relationships, and pregnancy and
STD prevention. Includes facts, answers to frequently asked questions,
a glossary of common sex terms, a blog, video clips, discussion
forums, and advocacy tools.
Teen. Information about relationships, waiting to have
sex, contraception, and how to avoid pregnancy. Includes articles,
video clips, social media, and the Youth
Online Network, an electronic forum for teens to share
news and opinions about teen pregnancy prevention.
About Sex. Information about sexuality, sexual
and reproductive health, relationships, and good decision-making.
Sexual Health. Information for girls and guys
about puberty, relationships, waiting to have sex, and contraception.
Men's Health: Sexuality and Sexual Health. Information
for teen guys and young men about sexuality, healthy decisions,
contraception, and STDs.
Learn more about teen
Need more information? Use the collection of resources that
library staff have put together for you and your family.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Family Resource Brief. (September 2010). (Updated: January 2013).
Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Library.
Reviewers: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Library; Katherine Suellentrop, M.P.H., The National Campaign
to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Library.