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Health Resources for Teens

Health on the Teen Scene
Health information for teens listed by topic.

It's Your Sex Life
There's no doubt about it : Sex can be one of life's most fulfilling experiences. but it also has risks, and there are precautions everyone can take to stay safe and healthy. These days, what you don't know about sex can hurt you so you'll want to get the facts - and fast. Whether you're currently having sex with someone or not, you probably have lots of questions - about contraception, disease, and the other intimate topics. Fortunately, we have some answers.

National Campaign to Prevent Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, founded in February 1996, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative supported almost entirely by private donations, Its mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing teen pregnancy. The Campaign's goal is to reduce the teen pregnancy rate by one-third between 1996 and 2005.

Puberty 101
Puberty 101 was founded by J. Geoff Malta, MA, EdM, NCC, Adolescent Therapist for several years Mr. Malta provided a place on the web for adolescents and teens to ask questions and get honest open answers about puberty. Puberty 101 soon became an important educational resource on the web.

Sex, etc.
SEX, ETC. is the major component of the National Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by the Network for Family Life Education a nonprofit organization that provides resources, advocacy, training, and technical assistant in support of balanced, comprehensive sexuality education in the United States. The Network is based at the Center for Applied Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

TeensHealth.org
The TeensHealth team of top-notch editors and medical reviewers develops a wide array of topics about medical, emotional, and developmental issues of teens.

American Social Health Association
Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases.

Coalition for Positive Sexuality
Information for teens on how to take care of themselves and answers questions about sex, sexuality and reproductive control.

Go Ask Alice!
Columbia University's health questions and answers.

Teen Central.net
Online assistance from trained counseling and healthcare professionals for teens.

TeensHealth
Doctor approved health information in hundreds of in depth articles.

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