WEBTREATS: Adolescent/Pediatric Health

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.   Mash/jer 7/19/17

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.

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
This organization provides support for adults and teens whose lives are affected by a friend or family member’s problem drinking. The website has information on finding a meeting, resources for professionals, and some publications.

 

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.

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.

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 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.

Immunization for Women
This College website has information on vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety, immunization schedules, and immunization for adults and adolescents.

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.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids advocates for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

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.

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: BAM! Body and Mind
This website has information for children on diseases, nutrition, physical activity, safety, and more.

CDC: Vaccines for Your Children
This CDC page has information on recommended vaccines for teenagers and preteens and includes an adolescent immunization scheduler tool.

Child Trends
Child Trends is a research organization that has information on the well-being of children, including health, parenting, teen pregnancy and reproductive health, youth development, and more.

Children Now – Talk With Your Kids
This site offers guides to talking with children on a variety of issues, including sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, drugs, alcohol, and more.

Family Online Safety Institute
FOSI has information for parents and others on internet safety, including full text publications on media, social networking, cyberbullying, and other topics.

GirlsHealth.gov
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.

IWannaKnow.org
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 for and 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.

National Institute on Drug Abuse – NIDA for Teens
This website has information for teens on specific drugs, videos, a blog, and more. There is also information for parents and educators.

National Institute of Mental Health – Child and Adolescent Mental Health
This website from the National Institutes of Health has information on mental health issues in children and adolescents.

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.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
This is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to reduce teen substance abuse and help families impacted by addiction. The website has a drug guide, information for parents, and 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.
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.

Sex & U
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.

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.

StayTeen.org
This website for teenagers has information on preventing teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, dating abuse, and more.

StayTeen.org Birth Control Explorer
At this website, users can learn about the different methods of birth control and determine which method would be best for them. Birth control methods can be sorted in various ways such as most effective or non-hormonal. Users can learn more by clicking on each method.

Stop Bullying Now
This website from the US Department of Health and Human Services has information for parents, educators, teens, and children on preventing and stopping bullying and cyberbullying.

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