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Women's and Men's Health

Get TestedThis website is a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It provides users with locations for HIV, STD, and hepatitis testing and STD and hepatitis vaccines around the United States.

The National Women's Health Information Center - Womenshealth.gov is a service of the Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to provide national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education, and innovative programs.

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

Kaiser Family Foundation - A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation. Their focus is on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. 

American Sexual Health Association - The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) has a long history of delivering the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions and help you find referrals, support groups, and in-depth information about sexually transmitted infections and sexual health.  

National Coalition for Sexual Health - The National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) aims to improve sexual health and well-being by encouraging productive and sustained conversations about sexual health and promoting high quality sexual health information and health services.


For Young People

Advocates for Youth - Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

I Want the Kit - This is a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine research project. The purpose of this project is to determine if online testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas is a useful option for persons who may be at risk for these infections by offering free testing kits.  The research is part of the Region III Infertility Prevention Project.

Go Ask Alice - This site is a health question and answer resource produced by Columbia University. It provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being.

girlshealth.gov - This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages.

Teen Talk - This is a Planned Parenthood site that provides young people with honest sexuality and relationship information. The goal is to help reduce our nation’s alarmingly high rates of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

I Wanna Know - This is an American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) site that answers questions about teen and young adult sexual health and STDs.

Scarleteen - This is an independent, grassroots sexuality education and support organization and website.  It contains articles, advice, accurate information, and interactive media to help young adults understand their sexuality and make informed choices.

Catch the Answers - This site is dedicated to the eradication of wondering, second-guessing, and general puzzlement when it comes to chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Don't Think Know - Residents of some counties in California are able to order home STD test kits through this site.

Teen Source - This site provide sexual health information for youth to encourage informed decision making.

TeensHealth - TeensHealth is part of the KidsHealth family of websites. These sites, run by the non-profit Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, provide accurate, up-to-date health information that's free of "doctor speak."

Iknowmine.org - This is an interactive sexual health website created with and for Alaska youth.  On this site, get accurate sexual health information, ask questions of experts, order condoms, and listen to other youth speak about sexual health issues.


More Information

STD Information from the Centers for Disease Control - The mission of the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to provide national leadership, research, policy development, and scientific information to help people live safer, healthier lives by the prevention of STDs and their complications.

STDPreventionOnline.org - The Internet & STD Center of Excellence is a research effort to explore, identify, implement and evaluate innovative technologies and applications that show promise in addressing sexually transmitted disease prevention.