Resources

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy was founded in 1996. Their initial goal was to reduce the teen pregnancy rate in the United States by one-third over a ten-year period (1996-2005). They have now set their sights on the next ten years (2006-2015) and a further one-third reduction in the rate of teen pregnancy.

Sexuality Information & Education Council of the US
SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

4Parents.Gov
You can help your son or daughter make healthy choices about sex. The site can help you talk to your child, pre-teen, or teen early and often about healthy relationships, waiting to have sex, what happens as he or she grows, and other important topics..

Advocates for Youth
To help parents start the conversation, Advocates for Youth’s website features a Parents’ Sex Ed Center. This section of their website contains all of the information and resources parents need to begin talking with your children about sex.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Your online source for credible health information.

Additional Resources
NOTE: The following is a brief list of websites that offer detailed information about contraception as well as options for protecting yourself. Mission West Virginia, Inc. and the T.H.I.N.K. Program does not advocate or endorse any of the programs or messages or information on these sites. These resources are provided for your information only.

Advocates for Youth
Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believe it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

Choosing a Birth Control Method
Interactive program helps you choose the birth control method that’s right for you. From the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

Go Ask Alice!
This is a resource that answers questions on various topics, including relationships, sex, sexual health, emotional health, and more. Questions are submitted anonymously and answered publicly by Columbia University’s Health Education Program.

I Wanna Know
Sexual health and STD prevention information for teens, including chat, education, games, and other resources. From the American Social Health Association.

Teen Source
A resource for teens seeking information on healthy and responsible sexual lifestyles. From the California Family Health Council.

Sex Etc.
A teen-produced website with tons of information on issues related to sex, abstinence, contraception, and much more. Published by Answer at Rutgers University.

Planned Parenthood’s Teen Talk
Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s award-winning website for teens covers a range of issues, including sex, reproduction, pregnancy prevention and contraception methods.

Scarleteen
Advice, help and information about teen sexuality. Special sections for teen gals and guys.

MTV’s It’s Your Sex Life
An informational health resource for teens looking for answers about safe sex and protecting themselves from disease and unwanted pregnancy. From MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation.