& Family Living
numbers: 158.24; 176; 306.7; 306.85; 613.9; 646.7]
Sexuality (Yahoo!) - http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Sexuality/Teen_Sexuality/
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)
(Yahoo!) - http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Families/
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
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 GovTeen.com's puberty
forums; speak out about your rights at B418.com; and take part in online
discussions at TeenCentre.net. 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.
Q&A - http://www.parenting-qa.com/parentqa/qanda/
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.)
Wait For Sex? - http://www.gospelcom.net/iv/slj/sp95/sp95_why_wait_for_sex.html
Article with several answers to the question faced by many young people.
From Intervarsity's Student Leadership journal.
Pregnancy Place - http://www.familyinternet.com/fisites/pregcom/index.htm
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.
in Child Care Settings - http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/hip/abc/contents.htm
Lots of information about raising children, plus caring for them and protecting
them from illness. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Parenting - http://www.positiveparenting.com/index.html
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.
Network for Children and Families - http://www.redirectingbehavior.com/
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 - http://www.ilga.org
"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."
Kinsey Institute - http://www.indiana.edu/%7Ekinsey/index.html
"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.").
Archive for Sexology - http://www2.hu-berlin.de/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.
International Encyclopedia of Sexuality - http://www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology/GESUND/ARCHIV/IES/BEGIN.HTM
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.
Health - http://www.engenderhealth.org/index.html
"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."
Your (Sex) Life: Your Guide to Safe and Responsible Sex - http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/
"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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