Sexual Health Pathfinder

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BOOKSChanging Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships (3rd edition)This book tackles the tricky questions about how to handle relationships and the changes in your life. It arms you with the information you need to make choices about your sex life. Best of all, this book lets you know you aren't alone. Sex: A Book for Teens: An Uncensored Guied to Your Body, Sex, and SafetyWritten by one of the creators of the Midwest Teen Sex Show, this book gives practical advice on sexuality and how to stay safe. It features the same humorous approach that the Midwest videos has, which makes an awkward topic funny and entertaining.SexEd Uncensored by TayloR PuckWritten by a trained sex educator, this book covers everything about sex from basic anatomy to the triple-X details. This book aims to give a comprehensive sex education, including all the stuff your parents and teachers wouldn't want to talk about.S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You THrough High School and College by Heather CorinnaThis guide covers everything from sexual identity to how to love your changing body. This book, from the executive director of Scarleteen.com, will answer all the questions you've had about whether or not you're normal or what sex is all about.ONLINEAdvocates for Youth: Adolescent Sexual BehaviorThis excellent site links to facts, statistics, and discussion about teen sexuality. Instead of focusing on just an overall view, this site provides information on various demographics of teens, including different ethnicities and GLBTQ youth. A great resource to find out what's really going on in different teen communities. Condom TipsEver wonder what a condom will protect against? Are you baffled at how to properly put one on? This site will answer all your condom questions.It's Your Sex LifeThis site encourages safe sex, pregnancy prevention, STD testing, and healthy relationships. And it's run by MTV, so it's full of interesting videos and cool graphics. Making Healthy Decisions About SexThis site empowers you to take charge of your sexuality - whether that means waiting a few years to be sexually active or it means being safe and responsible with birth control. Midwest Teen Sex ShowThis series of videos deals with teenage sexuality in a funny but factual way. Everything from STIs to relationships is covered here.Myths & FactsIf you've ever wondered if that rumor you heard in the locker room was true, check here - this site dispels many of the myths around sex and talks about what's true and what's not.Planned Parenthood for TeensPlanned Parenthood is a great place to get reliable information about sexual health. They also provide information about finding a health center if you want to see a doctor about your sexual health.Sex+: A Frank Video Series About Sexuality With Laci Green Laci's hilarious but very factual videos about every aspect of sexuality aim to dispel miseducation. Her video about girls losing their virginity (Hymen 101) is particularly informative to girls who don't quite understand what a hymen is.Teen Clinic: Get AnswersRun by a Boulder, CO women's health center, this large collection of questions and answers on sexual health provides tons of accurate information about your health. Boys, this is for you too - there are plenty of questions about the male body and sexual activity!Teens: Dating & SexYou may think this pediatrician-run site would be totally against teen sexuality, but this page talks postively about teen sexuality (whether you choose to abstain or be sexually active) and topics range from masturbation to date rape and everything in between. This is a great place to become informed and get the facts.TeensHealth: Birth Control MethodsThis article about birth control features a great chart with effectiveness rates of various birth control options. TeensHealth: Sexual HealthThis whole site has great medical resources and facts about teenage sexuality, and advice for how to handle sex and relationships.TeensHealth: Talking to Your Partner About CondomsDoes the idea of talking about condoms with your partner make you turn red? This article has great advice on how to responsibly talk to your partner about using condoms and also "comebacks" to say when someone doesn't want to have safe sex. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Birth ControlA medical resource that answers all the questions you've ever had about birth control. Pictures of various methods are included, which is a nice feature if you've ever wondered what a cervical cap or IUD looks like!The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: You and Your SexualityThis is a straight forward "just the facts, ma'am" FAQ article that talks about definitions, the science of things, and the basics of sex.

BOOKSIn Love and In Danger: A Teen's Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive RelationshipsThis book talks about dating violence in teen relationships and how to get out of an abusive situation. Recovering from Rape by Dr. Linda E. LedrayIf you have dealt with sexual abuse or rape, this book helps you begin to deal with what has happened to you.ONLINEThe Clothesline Project: Teen Dating Violence FactsThis PDF contains great facts and figures about teen dating violence and rape. Love is RespectThis site is a great resource to learn about abusive teen relationships. If you feel you are in an abusive relationship, this has great resources to identify the abuse and to get out.What Do I Do Now?: A Survival Guide for Victims of Acquaintance Rape If someone you know and trusted (a boyfriend or girlfriend, a teacher, a friend, etc.) has sexually assaulted you, this guide will help you figure out what to do and provide you with the resources to report the crime.

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In Your LibraryCheck the library catalog for more books about teen sexual health with these tags and subject headings.-Puberty-Sexual Health-Sex Instruction for Boys-Sex Instructions for Girls-Sex Instruction for Teenagers-Sex Instruction for Youth-Sexually Transmitted Diseases-Teenage Pregnancy Call Number Ranges612.6 - Reproduction, development, maturation613.9 - Birth control, reproductive technology, sex hygiene, sexual techniques616.6 - Diseases of Urogenital System618.200835 - Obstetrics - Young people twelve to twenty (Teen Pregnancy)

Teen sexual health covers all of the topics from figuring out your anatomy to learning how to have safe sex and beyond. Maybe you need to figure out how to use birth control, or you need resources if you think you've been sexually assaulted. You could be planning on waiting a few years to have sex, but you may still want to arm yourself with the facts about how sex works and how to stay safe. Every question about your body, your relationships, and your sexuality is part of your teen sexual health; hopefully this guide will help you answer the questions you've always had.

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