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Health and Sexuality Links

Evaluating Health Web Sites

Evaluating Health Information 
From MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.

A Users Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web 
From the Medical Library Association.

Health and Sexuality Sites

The Center for Young Women’s Health 
Five categories of information: nutrition and fitness, sexuality and sexual health, general health and development, gynecology and reproductive health, and emotional health. Presented by the Center for Young Women’s Health, Children’s Hospital Boston.

Go Ask Alice 
This site is by Alice, the name of Columbia University’s Health Education Program. It provides access to over 2,500 questions and answers, searchable by subject on a variety of health and sexuality topics.

Medline Plus Teens Page 
Links to information about health and safety for teens. Presented by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse 
Facts about drug use and addiction by The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a component of the National Institutes of Health.

Iwannaknow.org 
"Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases." This site is created by the American Social Health Association and includes a comprehensive glossary of terms and a “Teen Live Forum” chat room.

Sex, Etc. 
Information on sex-related issues, body image, drugs, emotional health and abuse and violence. This page is part of the National Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Project developed by the Network for Family Life Education based at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Teens Health 
Topics include physical and mental health, nutrition, drugs and alcohol, and sexual health.  Presented by The Nemour’s Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media.

Teen Talk LGBTQ 
Information on health, sex, coming out, homophobia, dating and more from Planned Parenthood.