Category Resources for Adults

Negotiating Our Membership: Factors leading Latina lesbians to develop a politicized collective identity (2014)

This is a project thesis headed up by Susana Rodriquez who attended Smith College. This paper is about how Latinas have to balance different identities when they are at the college campus. Queer Latinas run into what is called the “double minority” tern in which queer Latinas are part of two not priviledged groups: queer and Latina. She […]

A Trauma Informed Approach for Adolescent Sexual-Health

This is a report that talks about how to do comprehensive sexual education with youth that have been through trauma. It covers sexual health, sexual education, populations affected, preventions, trauma, strengths and needs, therapeutic services and safety plans for those who have experienced trauma. Click on the link before to read more. A-Trauma-Informed-Approach-for-Adolescent-Sexual-Health

For Teen Mothers: What Breastfeeding Is Like in the First Days

This website page talks about breastfeeding and how to do it and the joys of it. It goes some simple pointers when breastfeeding and why mothers should breastfeed. This is a good website for mothers, teen mothers and practitioners working with these populations. It is also a good page for those mothers who have chosen […]

Is there a future for the LBGTQ Movement?

My2024 is an online game, a national conversation, and a giant party for 10 days in October 2014 asking lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people across the United States how our lives and communities could change in the year 2024. This is a good resource for young LGBTQ people and those that work […]

The Impact of Homophobia and Racism on GLBTQ Youth of Color (2007)

This publication focuses on the obstacles youth of color face with discrimination and racism. Queer youth of color are less likely to be out to their parents In research gathered at Black Pride events, Black youth said the church considered homosexuality a sin. Youth of color say they feel they have to choose between culture […]

California Core Comps for Providers of Adolescent Sex and Reproductive Programs (2008)

This guide includes Core Competencies for adult providers and educators of adolescent sexual and reproductive health to deliver effective, sensitive and appropriate programs and services. Programs and agencies might use the Core Competencies to: guide the hiring, training, development and evaluation of staff increase collaboration and cross training between agencies support consistent health outcomes for […]

Georgia Name Change Kit (2012)

This kit explains why someone might want to change their name and how they can go about doing that in Georgia. It is writing knowing that institutions can be intimidating to working class, the young and people of color. It guides you throughout the steps you need to complete to change your name and or […]

From Invisibility to Reality: Reproductive Justice for Current and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Webinar Resources (2011)

These resources are for those advocating for anti-shackling in the prison system. It includes statistics, states that no longer shackle during pregnancy and pictures. This is helpful for those working in the detention center, prison, jail or interested in helping those in jail. Click here to read more.

Chicago Women’s Health Center

This website is the CWHC’s website. It describes the services they offer including: counseling acupuncture massage gynecology check ups They offer sliding scale. This site is useful for those that do not have insurance, students, and anyone who is in need of holistic medical care. Click here to visit the website.  

Reproductive Justice & Violence: Innovative models

This document presents the innovative work that organizations that work with youth through Chicago were doing. Sisters Empowering Sisters created a zine. Global Girls created a performance piece that asked young women to think about waiting until they are 24 to have children. Beyondmedia created a video about HIV. This document can be used by […]

How the Reproductive Justice Movement Can be Allies to Girls, Young Women and Transgender People involved in the sex trade and street economy

These are tips for working with young folks in the sex trade. support the work of organizations that are led by youth in the sex trade and do not just merely “speak for or represent” the community do not ask for their “story”. they will share it with you when they are ready. they are […]

Women: New Voice of La Raza (1971)

This article came out of the Chicana Conference in 1971. Chicanas got together to discuss their reproductive health. They demanded 24 hour daycare for their children and access to free abortions. Click here to read the article.

2014 Queer Immigrants and Affordable Health Care

Queer immigrants face unique challenges such as: denied healthcare on the basis that they are immigrants non competent healthcare because providers are not educated on LGBTQI issues transgender folks are denied healthcare at a higher rate based on identity Click here to read the entire fact sheet.

2014 Deportations Hurt Women Infographic Series

This resource shows statistics and images about how deportations affect women and their reproductive health. Women who migrate to the U.S. and are undocumented risk being detained and deported. This separates the mother from the child. Women try to come back and reunite with children but if caught are then held in detention center a.k.a […]

Parents as Advocates for Comprehensive Sex Ed in Schools (2002)

This document encourages parents to get involved in schools and lists out the benefits of getting involved and how and why parents should get involved. This document is for parents, school administrators that want more parents to get involved and youth who want their parents to get involved or already have parents who are involved. […]

Characteristics of Parents of Sexually Healthy Adolescents (1995)

This is a list of characteristics that understanding parents have. It lists: respecting the young person finding resources and educational materials to share with the young person. seeking additional help when needed talking about sexuality in an open manner with the young person check in with young person about their life, dating life and partners […]

Future of Sex Education: Glossary of Terms (2010)

This is a glossary with terms that you might encounter while working in the education field and policy. This resource is good for educators learning the language, youth looking for definitions or working in reproductive justice organizations that try to change policy, and parents who are trying to understand reproductive justice. Click here to read […]

Doula support during first-trimester surgical abortion: a randomized controlled trial (2014)

This study found that having a doula makes first trimester surgical abortion more manageable. 96.2% recommended routine doula support for abortion and 60.4% indicated interest in training as doulas. Among women who did not receive doula support, 71.6% of women would have wanted it. Additional clinical staff was needed to provide support for 2.9% of women […]

“‘It’s Way Out Of My League’: Low-Income Women’s Experiences of Medicalized Infertility.” (2009)

This article speaks to how women of lower SES (social economic status) have less access to fertility treatment. The author then goes on to say that this is partly because of the notion that women of color are always fertile and always making more babies. Women of color of lower SES are left out of […]