Category Sexuality Education/ Sexual Health Education

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 […]

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

“‘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 […]

“Sexual and Reproductive Freedom for Asian American Women.” In Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy, (2003)

This chapter is about Asian American women and the obstacles that stand in the way of their sexual freedom. The chapter talks about how speaking about sex is a very taboo subject in most Asian American communities so there is very little talk about Asian American women’s reproductive and sexual life. Many resources are not […]

Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center. Reproductive Justice Agenda, 2001.

This report is from a gathering of indigenous women that came together in South Dakota to talk about their reproductive justice rights and agenda. From this gathering they created the Agenda for Native Women’s Reproductive Justice. Some of the things listed in the agenda are: sexuality and reproduction education right to safe and affordable abortions […]

Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change, 2007.

In this book you will find many essays. Some of the essays give definitions. This book is easy to use because it is divided by topics so you can find the topic you are looking for quickly. Topics covered include but are not limited to: reproductive justice adoption pregnancy Click here to read the essays.

SisterSong. A Reproductive Health Agenda for Women of Color, n.d.

SisterSong is a group of 16 organizations that focus on reproductive health. They focus on the Black, Latin@, Asian/Pacific Islander and Native American communities. The article looks at how communities of color are lacking access to health. It then goes to make recommendations on how to fix this absence. Click here to read the full […]

“Because Words Are Not Enough: Latina Re-Visionings of Transnational Collaborations Using Health Promotion for Gender Justice and Social Change.” (2005)

This article talks about the creation of Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas and how Latinas were originally left out of the book. It talks about whether Latinas are considered “third world feminists” or US feminists. There is a long list of tools and information at the end that can be used by organizations working with Latinas […]

Young Women Speak Out – Perspectives and Implications of Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice Policies. (2010)

This report focuses on focus groups that were conducted with Latinas. Latinas were asked about family communication and sexual health education. All Latina women should have access to healthcare in their language and providers must be culturally competent Young Latina mothers shall have access to education and finishing their degrees The government should provide resources […]

Adolescents, Protecting: Ensuring Access to Care and Reporting Sexual Activity and Abuse

This reference guide was created in 2004 by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  It is a reference guide that provides information as a key for health professionsl to ensure that adolescents have access to the health services they need.  It includes sexual and reproductive health services information. Sexual activity and sexual abuse are not […]

Our Issues: Abortion Access

The 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision was a victory. Still not all women have access to an abortion. There are many hindrances that stand in the way of Latinas and other women of color including: language, class and immigration status. The Hyde Amendment passed in 1977 meaning that abortion was not covered for those with […]

Illinois HIV Care Connect

Illinois HIV Care Connect is a program of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which is responsible for administering Part B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Illinois HIV Care Connect is a comprehensive network of health care and support services for HIV+ individuals that is coordinated by eight regional administrative offices covering all […]

Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is Columbia University’s health Q&A Internet resource. There are six category pages of questions answered —Alcohol & Other Drugs, Emotional Health, Fitness and Nutrition, General Health, Relationships, and Sexual and Reproductive Health. The goal of Go Ask Alice! is to keep readers inquisitive, informed, and healthy. This resource is good for educators, young people […]

Center for Young Women’s Health

The mission of Young Women’s Health is to help teen girls, their parents, teachers, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. The site provides health guides in English and Spanish, health-related quizzes, and an Ask Us section. To read more about the Center […]

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats. CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise. The Center for Disease Control […]

Answer: Sex Ed, Honestly

Answer provides honest, accurate answers about sex in response to the many questions teens and adult professionals have about this complex topic. Answer has provided high-quality training to teachers and other youth-serving professionals. Answer also uses peer-to-peer communication to offer sexuality education directly to teens through the teen-written Sex, Etc. magazine and website. To find out more about […]