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Sexual Health Web Resources

We've researched and found a number of sites that are valuable resources. Please click on a category below to find what you need.

General Sexual Health

There are many excellent resources out there on the web, but we'd be remiss if we didn't start with our own Sexperts Blog site.  It serves as an anonymous outlet for the Dartmouth College community, catering to all facets of their healthy sexuality needs!  You are welcome to browse the information, or ask us a question!

The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health through an interrelated program of social science research, policy analysis and public education designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate, promote sound policy and program development and, ultimately, inform individual decision-making. It includes extensive state-by-state information regarding policies and laws around sexual and reproductive health.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US (SIECUS). This organization provides sexuality information for teens, parents, schools, religious institutions and policy makers.

The Sexual Health Network is dedicated to providing easy access to sexuality information, education, support, and other resources. It includes sections on Men’s & Women’s Sexual Health, Love and Relationships, Sexuality Education, Disability & Chronic Conditions, STIs, Sexual Health Resources and Shopping.

The Coalition for Positive Sexuality (CPS) is a grassroots direct-action volunteer group formed by high school students and members of the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP), Queer Nation (QN), Emergency Clinic Defense Coalition (ECDC), and No More Nice Girls.  The site’s purpose is two-fold: first, to give teens the information they need to take care of themselves and in so doing affirm their decisions about sex, sexuality, and reproductive control; second, to facilitate dialogue in and out of the public schools on condom availability and sex education.

GenteJoven is a program dedicated to Spanish-speaking youth to promote reproductive and sexual health.

Smarter Sex promotes itself as the "premier site on sexual health for college students."  It’s everything you wanted to know about sex - so don’t be afraid to ask! (This site is part of the BACCHUS Network.)

It’s Your (Sex) Life: The content for this online Sexual Education/Health booklet was provided by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation as part of an ongoing public education partnership with MTV.

Just Say Yes is about having a positive attitude towards sexuality -- gay, straight, bisexual or whatever.  It's about saying "yes" to sex you do want, and "no" to sex you don't.  It says there's nothing wrong with you if you decide to have sex, and nothing wrong with you if you decide not to. Website also available en español.

Website developed by UK’s Department of Health to provide essential sexual health information.

NFPRHA is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to assure access to voluntary, confidential, comprehensive, culturally sensitive family planning and reproductive health-care services and to support reproductive freedom for all.

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. They have more than 860 health centers nationwide and have a fairly extensive website which assists someone in locating their nearest facility.

The Kinsey Institute is a reputable source for up-to-date information on human sexuality.

This sexology website is a rich resource for both historical and contemporary sexual information.  It includes a free online course in Human Sexuality, WHO Reports, behavior surveys, history of sexology and an extensive list of other special interest web pages.

EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world.  They do this by sharing expertise in sexual and reproductive health.  They promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights for better, healthier lives.

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 believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

Women's Sexual Health

The Women's Sexual Health Foundation is a good reference site consisting of many downloadable resources, including education pamphlets on sexual difficulties and guides to enhancing sex life after menopause. It also has a free issue of the Women's Sexual Health Journal. The website is administered by a professional advisory consisting of M.D., Ph.D, MPH, PT - certified professionals.

The Feminist Women's Health Center provides thorough FAQ information for issues regarding female sexual health, such as abortion, contraception, the morning after pill, pregnancy care, breast care, and the menstrual cycle. It also contains inspirational writing from women who have something to say about motherhood and femininity.

The-Clitoris.com is a very good resource (written in different languages too!) for finding information on everything from masturbation to intercourse to body image. It integrates a reasonable amount of images, such as paintings, photographs, and drawings to illustrate and analyze female sexuality. It also contains links to a discussion forum, sexuality surveys, adult stores, and other resources.

If you are trying to look at ongoing projects concerning female reproductive health technologies, the Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP)  is the right place. The goals of the RHTP are to advance reproductive genetic technologies, health and wellness, contraception, and abortion. The website provides detailed background information on these subjects and highlights current research that researchers are conducting in these areas.

My Sistahs is a website featuring sexual health topics, community development, and advocacy issues. They provide a very good way to get involved in community female health issues. For those interested in peer education, they also have a peer educator training program. Applications are due June 1, 2009!

Men's Sexual Health

Bet you thought Planned Parenthood was only for women, right? Wrong! Check out their Men's Sexual Health Section (under the "Health Info & Services" tab). The goal of this site is to give you up-to-date, clear information that helps you better understand your sexual and reproductive health.Their health clinics offer medical appointments for men on issues ranging from jock itch exams & treatment to prostate and testicular cancer screenings.

The-Penis.com provides valuable information on improving your sex life. It answers questions relating to the penis (and penis anatomy), masturbation, safe sex, and sex positions. It also gives you tips on having sex for the first time. There are videos showing various sex positions, and images of erotic sex toys. However, there are many advertisements on the webpage, and you should not believe all of them wholeheartedly!

If you are interested in looking at the medical side of men's sexual health, then the Men's Sex Health website is the right resource for you. There is a myriad of information on new medical advancements concerning reproductive health, including new surgical techniques and new medicines. It also provides health videos, a patient guide, a health news archive, and a health encyclopedia.

GLBTQ

Youth Resource is a website that offers support and resources for GLBTQ Youth.

The Federal Government’s source for Women’s Health Information. Lesbians face unique challenges within the health care system that can cause poorer mental and physical health. Many doctors, nurses, and other health care providers have not had sufficient training to understand the specific health experiences of lesbians, or that women who are lesbians, like heterosexual women, can be healthy normal females.

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. In fulfilling this mission, we will remain true to our heritage by fighting homophobia and affirming the individual dignity of all gay men and lesbians.

Gay Health is the first health and wellness site dedicated to LGBTQ men and women. Staffed by professionals within the LGBTQ community, the site provides easy access to accurate, current and vital health information.

IFGE advocates for freedom of gender expression.  They promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Straight, Butch, Femme, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!

Ambientejoven is a spanish-language site for Latino/a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, featuring sexual and reproductive health and other Latino GLBTQ issues.

BiResource is an international organization providing education about and support for bisexual and progressive issues. Includes sections on Bisexual Resources, Pamphlets about bisexuality, Bisexual Health and Bisexual Groups Listing Online.

The mission of American Institute of Bisexulaity is to encourage, support and assist research, education and public knowledge and awareness about bisexuality through programs likely to make a material difference.

Transsexual.org is a site about Gender Dysphoria and all of the complexities surrounding it. Discusses the questions of “What it is. How it exists. What to do about it, and even some thoughts about the Why of it too.”

The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

Sexual Pleasure & Erotica

SexInfo 101 is a site that strives to be the “one stop spot” for sex tips and dating advice! Includes the following sections: Sex Tips (alternative sex, foreplay, improving sex, new to sex, pleasing wo/men, sex toys), Sex Positions, Sexual Health, Message Boards and Sex Polls. The site is pleasure focused, but only discusses hetero sex.

Good Vibrations is a diverse, woman-focused retailer providing access to sex-positive products and accurate sex information in order to enhance our customers' sex lives and to promote healthy attitudes about sex.My Pleasure

Early to Bed describes itself as a retail and web store providing people with high quality sex toys at fair prices in a women-oriented, guy-friendly atmosphere.

Babeland is a store that opened in 1993 in response to the lack of women-friendly sex shops. The store offers top quality products and most of all information and encouragement to women who want to explore their sexuality.

My Pleasure has an online store which sells sex toys for men and women. The site has a wonderful educational component to it as well.

The Better Sex website by the Sinclair Institute is the leading source of sexual health products for adults who want to improve the quality of intimacy and sex in their relationships.

Eve’s Garden was created to empower women to celebrate their sexuality as a positive, nourishing and creative force in their lives. An outgrowth of the Women’s Rights Movement, Eve’s Garden seeks to erase the sense of shame and guilt experienced by countless women as a result of a society that historically condemns the sexual nature of women as sinful. Our version of “Eve” is a transformation from a fallen, shamed woman to a strong, powerful woman proud of her strength, sensitivity, and sexuality.

The Erotica Readers & Writers Association, dedicated to readers and writers of erotica since 1996, is an international community of women and men interested in the provocative world of erotica and sexuality. We host an active e-mail discussion list for readers and authors, a monthly newsletter, and a Blog. Their website serves as a resource site for original erotic fiction, articles and commentaries, calls for submissions, and publishing opportunities. For sensualists, they list a wide variety of adult movies, offer sex toy information, and provide an adult forum focusing on sexual issues, activities and relationships.

Clean Sheets is a weekly magazine devoted to encouraging and publishing quality erotic fiction, poetry, and art, providing honest information and thoughtful commentary on sexuality to the public, and fostering an ongoing discussion of sexuality in the lives of individuals and in a global society.

STI's

The American Social Health Association is a non-profit organization that has advocated on behalf of patients to help improve public health outcomes since 1914. They have extensive sexually transmitted disease information. You will find the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions, find referrals, join support groups, and get access to in-depth information about sexually transmitted diseases.

The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is the U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN produces, collects, catalogs, processes, stocks, and disseminates materials and information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB. All NPIN services are designed to facilitate sharing of information and resources on education and prevention services, published materials, research findings, and trends among users

The CDC offers current STD information, fact sheets, statistics and more on the latest trends of a variety of health issues in the US. This page discusses specifically SITs.

Planned Parenthood is a great resource for most sexual topics, and especially STI's. The website has a list of STI's and clicking on them leads to information about the STI, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. It also has information on how to have safer sex and avoid getting STI's.

HIV/AIDS

The AIDS Education Global information System (AEGiS.org) is a nonprofit organization that was established in response to the growing HIV/AIDS pandemic. They seek to facilitate access to current patient/clinician information, specific to HIV/AIDS and preserve for future generations a global history of the pandemic with our historical news and treatment database.

US National Library of Medicine: HIV/AIDS Information.

Kaisernetwork.org provides four daily online reports regarding AIDS/HIV-- summaries of news stories with links to the original articles and a fully searchable archive.

Formed in 1971, Family Health International is a leader among nonprofit international public health organizations, managing research and field activities in more than 70 countries to meet the public health needs of some of the world's most vulnerable people.

UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, brings together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations to the global AIDS response.

HPV Vaccine

In-depth product information by the designers and distributors of the HPV Vaccine.

The CDC’s sponsored website for HPV Vaccine questions and answers.

The MedicineNet website has very thorough information on Gardasil, the HPV vaccine. It discusses what the vaccine does, the side effects, and the series of shots. Although not mentioned on the website, Gardasil is offered at Dick's House and women in New Hampshire can get Gardasil for free if they are 18 or under.

Contraception

Helpful chart for birth control comparisons.

Updated descriptions of 29 contraceptives and other reproductive choices for women. These descriptions are brief, presenting the most important educational messages.

There are many birth control options available today. Oral contraceptives (the Pill) is one of those options, proven to be over 99% effective when used correctly. This is an online guide about “the pill.”

Guided by a National Advisory Panel that includes experts in the fields of contraception, family planning, and reproductive health, Contraception Online offers many educational resources including a Slide library (power point presentations), The Contraception Report newsletter and patient information educational handouts.

BirthControl.com maintains a current health library that covers topics such as the contraceptive patch, birth control side effects, options on choices for birth control pills, and discussions on the use of condoms.

Emergency Contraception

Plan B's company website that explains what it is, how to get it, and how to take it.

Basic information on the “morning after pill.”

Learn how with widespread awareness and accessibility Emergency Birth Control Pills could prevent as 1.7 million unintended pregnancies and 800,000 abortions each year in the US.

Princeton’s Emergency Contraception website.

Abortion

Abortion Clinics OnLine (ACOL) is a directory service comprised of websites of over 400 providers of abortion services and other reproductive healthcare.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting and defending women’ reproductive rights, worldwide.

For more than 30 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the nation's leading advocate for privacy and a woman's right to choose by fighting to protect the pro-choice values of freedom and privacy.

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. They believe that women should be trusted to make private medical decisions in consultation with their health care providers. NAF currently offers quality training and services to abortion providers and unbiased information and referral services to women.

Exhale was created by and for women who have abortions. Exhale offers a free, After-Abortion Talkline that provides emotional support, resources and information. The talkline is available to women and girls who have had abortions and to their partners, friends, allies and family members. All calls are completely confidential and counselors are non-judgmental.

Abstinence

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. This link focuses on one of those decisions: abstinence.

The SmarterSex.org website is maintained by the BACCHUS Network. It is designed specifically for college students! Their abstinence section contains useful information for students who make the choice to remain abstinent. Other sections of this website contain "everything you want to know about sex" - for when you are ready.

Sexual Assault

Pandora's Project(Pandy's) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family. It has many electronic resources including message boards and chat rooms for survivors to connect with each other. It's available to everyone, but also has sections dedicated to survivors in who may feel invisible (male, LGBTQ, partner rape, friends/family of survivors).

Located in Lebanon, NH, WISE is our local service provider for victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. It's mission is to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking to become safe and self-reliant through crisis intervention and support services. They provide personal services and community education as well as a 24-hour crisis line (1-866-348-9473).

Dartmouth College has many services and options for students who have been assaulted. The link we have provided gets you to the place with the most updated and comprehensive information for currently enrolled students.

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) provides a wide range of information on sexual assault statistics, risk reduction, side effects, and legal issues. It also tells you how to recognize sexual assault and how to report it, providing links and resources with additional information. It even operates its own 24/7 sexual assault hotline! You may also be able to find some volunteer opportunities through the website.

 

 

Last Updated: 10/5/11