Sexuality & Family Living
[Dewey numbers: 158.24; 176; 306.7; 306.85; 613.9; 646.7]

Teen Sexuality (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's directory to Web sites about puberty and adolescent sexuality issues.
"This is your private place on the Internet where you can get information and news about teen sexuality, sexual health, and relationships. While you're here, be sure to register (choose an anonymous screen name) so that you can tell other teens what you think about all the stuff you see here. Take our quick polls, find out if you're ready to have sex, read other stories teens have written, or go get the answers to your most pressing questions in Yikes!" (Planned Parent Federation of America)
Families (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about families. Categories include: Adoption; Childfree; Children; Divorce; Domestic Violence; Family Home Pages; Family Law; Family Mediation; Family Planning; Family Reunions; Genealogy; Incest; Institutes; Loss of a Parent; Marriage; Multiple Births; Organizations; Parenting; Special Needs; Surrogate Mothers; Teenagers; Travel; and Web Directories.

Puberty 101 was founded by J. Geoff Malta, an 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. Currently it is run by teenagers themselves. From this site you can find answers to your questions on's puberty forums; speak out about your rights at; and take part in online discussions at Links are provided to short articles on the following topics: Puberty: Am I gay, Height, Is it normal, Love, Can I get pregnant if..., Pubic hair, Sexual feelings, Underarm hair, Circumcision, Erections, Masturbation, Penis size, Wet dreams, Stages of puberty, Drawings (male & female genitalia, breasts, pubic hair, orchidometer, foreskin), Breast size, Female arousal, Menstruation, Gynecologist; Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Clap, Syphilis, Genital warts, Genital herpes, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, Nonspecific urethritis, Nongonoccal urethritis, Pubic lice; Drug Abuse: Alcohol, Amphetamines, Anaesthetics, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Heroin, Ketamine, Inhalants, LSD, Marijuana, Mushrooms, Nitrites, Steroids, Tobacco, Tranquilizers; Mental Health: Adoption, Alcoholic parents, Alcohol and drug abuse, Child abuse, Conduct disorders, Depression, Discipline, Adolescent evelopment, Divorce, Eating disorders, Foster care, Gay and lesbian teens, Grief, Learning disabilities, Long term illness, Manic-depressive, Mentally ill parents, Moving, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Online-Internet use, Panic disorder, Pregnancy, Psychiatric evaluation, Psychiatric medication, Psychotherapy, Schizophrenia, Sexual abuse, Sleep problems, Stepfamily problems, Stress, Suicide, Talking about sex , Threats, Tic disorders, Psychiatric medications, Questions before psychiatric treatment, Violent behavior, and Where to find help.
Parenting Q&A -
A general Web site with answers to questions on a wide variety of topics that parents and families may need help with. (Parents Plus, Inc.)
Why Wait For Sex? -
Article with several answers to the question faced by many young people. From Intervarsity's Student Leadership journal.
The Pregnancy Place -
Web site that offers information on various aspects of pregnancy. Includes links to planning, trimesters of pregnancy, birth planning, labor and delivery, etc. From Family Internet, a commercial service.
Issues in Child Care Settings -
Lots of information about raising children, plus caring for them and protecting them from illness. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Positive Parenting -
A Web site about parenting which offers links to an online periodical, bookstore, experts in the field, organizations, and related links. A Spanish language version is also available.
International Network for Children and Families -
INCF is "the online Resource Community for parents and instructors. Here, parents can learn about the International Network for Children and Families ("INCAF"), find Redirecting Children's Behavior and other courses near them, order special interest materials, join discussion groups, chat with experts and more."
International Lesbian and Gay Association -
"The International Lesbian and Gay Association is a world-wide federation of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people everywhere." Its Web site provides links to "current activities," "information and news from around the world," and ways to "get involved."
The Kinsey Institute -
"The Kinsey Insitute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction is a private, not-for-profit organization, affiliated with Indiana University." Its Web site provides information on the institute and its work as well as links to other related sexuality Web sites (Click on "Related Resources.").
Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology -
A massive Web site from an organization in Germany whose mission is: "To promote, protect, and preserve sexual health   through original research and by collecting, analyzing and disseminating scientific information from other sources." Includes links to such topics as: About the archive; Courses in sexology; Other Websites in sexology; Sexual behavior around the world (see below); Online library; History of sexology; World-wide directory; and a critical dictionary of sexology.
The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality -
Linked from the above site is the complete text of this encyclopedia which surveys sexual behavior and attitudes in many countries of the world. The library has the first three volumes of the encyclopedia in its reference collection at: REF 306.703 INT.

Engender Health -
"EngenderHealth, formerly AVSC International, is a nonprofit organization working internationally and in the United States to support and strengthen health care services, particularly those needed by women -- the largest group of health care consumers worldwide. Nearly two-thirds of our staff are based in field offices in 30 countries on five continents. ...[W]e also work to improve the quality of maternity services delivered at health facilities and to integrate awareness of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, as well as diagnosis and, where possible, treatment of these infections into existing services."
It's Your (Sex) Life: Your Guide to Safe and Responsible Sex -
"The primary goal of the It's Your (Sex) Life website is to provide reliable, objective sexual health information to young adults." This searchable site addresses emergencies such as a condom breaking or fear of having contracted a sexually transmitted disease. There is a guide to birth control options and information on types of STDs. Resources include links to related Web sites and contact information for hotlines. (Kaiser Foundation) (LII)

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