WEBTREATS: Sex and Sexuality

This list, 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 website includes information for teenagers and parents on a wide variety of topics related to reproductive and sexual health.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
AAMFT represents marriage and family therapists. The site includes a therapist locator and links to Therapy Topics brochures on family issues, including sexual problems.

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
AASECT is a professional association for sex educators, counselors, and sex therapists. The site allows users to locate members by state.

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.

Annual Women’s Health Care
This 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.

American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)
ASHA’s website has information on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases, including resource center websites on herpes and HPV and cervical cancer.

American Urological Association (AUA)
The AUA’s site has professional information on urologic diseases, and links to their consumer website (click “Urology Care Foundation” at the bottom of the page) for patient information on sexually transmitted diseases, male infertility, and other urologic conditions.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals – Sex and Sexuality
This website has information on sexuality including continuing medical education, publications, and patient resources. There are also links to information on related topics such as sexually transmitted diseases and contraception.

Bedsider.org
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.

Guttmacher Institute
The Guttmacher Institute focuses on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education. This site contains information on abortion, pregnancy and birth, contraception, sexual behavior, STIs and HIV, and more.

HealthyWomen.org – Sexual Health
This website from the National Women’s Health Resource Center includes information on sexuality issues, sexually transmitted diseases, and more.

Institute for Sexual Medicine – Female Sexual Health Issues
This website has information on a variety of sexual health issues affecting women, as well as treatments.

Kinsey Institute
The Kinsey Institute promotes research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. The web site includes information on research, conferences, the library and special collections, publications, and graduate education.

MedlinePlus – Sexual Health Issues
From the National Library of Medicine, this site for consumers includes links to MedlinePlus pages on sexual problems, sexually transmitted diseases, and more.

National Vulvodynia Association (NVA)
The NVA is a nonprofit organization for individuals with chronic vulvar pain disorders. The website has an online resource center (login required) and other information for women with vulvodynia.

Nemours Foundation – Sexual Health
This site includes information and answers to questions for teenagers, both male and female, on a variety of sexual health issues such as puberty, menstruation, sex, STDs, and birth control.

North American Menopause Society – Sexual Health and Menopause
This website has information on menopause, sexual problems at midlife, treatments for sexual problems, frequently asked questions, and a directory of resources.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
PPFA health centers offer birth control, gynecological exams, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, abortion, and more. Lists of health centers by area are available on the website or by calling 1-800-230-PLAN.

Sex, Etc.
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.

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.

Sexualityandu.ca
This site from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada has information on sex, birth control, and STDs.

Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
SSTAR is a community of health professionals interested in human sexual concerns. The website has information on meetings, a member newsletter, and a sex therapist directory.

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
This is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality. The site includes information on publications, meetings, “What Sexual Scientists Know” patient brochures, and links to other resources.


jer last revised 3/27/14

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