This list of adolescent and pediatric health resources, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only. Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities. Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.
Advocates for Youth
This organization promotes efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. This website includes information for teenagers and parents on a wide variety of reproductive health topics.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP’s main website has information on AAP publications, guidelines, and advocacy, and provides a link to the AAP Policy website. Information for consumers on parenting and children’s health topics are available through the healthychildren.org website.
American Academy of Pediatrics - Healthy Children
This is AAP’s website for consumers. The website has information on children’s health topics including healthy living, safety, health issues, and health information by age group.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOG Patient Education Pamphlets are available fulltext in the member section, and FAQs for patients and a “find an ob-gyn” tool are available on the For Patients page.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Annual Women’s Health Care
This College website has information on annual exams for women, including needed screening tests, evaluations, counseling, and immunizations based on age and risk factors, and includes links to College guidelines.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Immunization for Women
This College website has information on vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety, immunization schedules, and immunization for adults and adolescents.
American Medical Association - Promoting Adolescent Health
This website from the AMA includes materials and resources on promoting healthy adolescent lifestyles, including a health disparities reading list, guidelines for adolescent preventive services, disaster resources, and patient handouts.
This website has information to help young women find the birth control method that is right for them. There is information on each method, where to get birth control, videos on myths and facts, and more.
Birds and Bees Project
This website provides teens with information they need to make informed decisions about sexual and reproductive health, including topics such as birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and unplanned pregnancy options.
Center for Adolescent Health and the Law
CAHL supports laws and policies that promote the health of adolescents and their access to health care, focusing on confidentiality, consent, and financial access to services.
The Center for Young Women's Health
This website offers links to information for teens about nutrition, fitness, emotional health, sexuality, gynecology, and other topics. The website also includes guides for parents.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - Adolescent and School Health
This site includes the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, school health profiles, and information on various risk behaviors and other adolescent health topics.
CDC - Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
This page from the CDC has information on HPV vaccines and vaccine safety, screening, prevention, and treatment. Links to statistics and resources for health professionals are also available.
CDC - BAM! Body and Mind
This website has information for children on diseases, nutrition, physical activity, safety, and more.
CDC - Preteen and Teen Vaccines
This CDC page has information on recommended vaccines for teenagers and preteens and includes an adolescent immunization scheduler tool.
This website from the U.S. Office on Women’s Health includes information on a variety of health topics of interest to adolescent girls.
Go Ask Alice!
This website from Columbia University is an interactive question and answer service with information on many women's health topics, including sexual health, relationships, general health, and more.
Healthy Teen Network
This is a national organization focused on adolescent health and well-being, emphasizing teen pregnancy, pregnancy prevention, and teen parenting.
This website for teens and young adults from the American Social Health Association has information on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases.
KidsHealth and TeensHealth
These sites provide health information about children and have consumer information pages for kids, parents, and teens.
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
This is an initiative whose goal is to reduce unplanned and teenage pregnancy. The website includes fact sheets, statistics, state information, and full-text publications.
This website for teenagers has information on preventing teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, dating abuse, and more.
The North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
NASPAG is the organization for professionals in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. The website includes health information for patients and links to other resources.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America - Info for Teens
This website has information for teens on sex, reproductive health, birth control, abortion, sexual orientation, STDs, and a health center locator.
Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer at Rutgers University. The site contains information written by teens on many aspects of sexuality and sex education.
This site from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada has information on sex, birth control, and STDs.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
SIECUS promotes sexuality education, sexual health, and sexual rights. The site contains information and publications on sex education and sexual health, and information for parents.
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
SAM is an organization with the goal of improving the health and well-being of adolescents. The website includes information for health professionals, teens, and parents.
Talking with Kids About Tough Issues
This site offers guides to talking with children on a variety of issues, including sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, drugs, alcohol, and more.
mash/jer last revised 3/19/2013