Advocates for Youth, established in 1980, aims to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive rights. They focus on working with young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and abroad and treat young people as a valuable resource.
Advocate for Youth’s Rights. Respect. Respnsibility (3Rs) Core Values:
RIGHTS: Youth have the right to accurate and complete sexual health information, confidential reproductive and sexual health services, and a secure stake in the future.
RESPECT: Youth deserve respect. Valuing young people means involving them in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies that affect their health and well-being.
RESPONSIBILITY: Society has the responsibility to provide young people with the tools they need to safeguard their sexual health, and young people have the responsibility to protect themselves from too-early childbearing and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
Their website contains information such as:
- Sexual Health: Abstinence, Abortion, Condom Efficacy and Use, etc.
- LGBTQ Topics
- HIV, STIs
- Parent-Child Communication and Sexual Education
- Religion & Spirituality
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Emergency Contraception
- Youth of Color, Youth in Low and Middle Income Countires, Youth and Culture
- Sexual Education Lesson Plans for Professionals
- Policy & Advocacy
- Resources for Parents
They also publish a variety of publications ranging from topics such as “Peer Education” to “State Facts” and “Abstinence Only Programs.”