More Information: For Committee Opinion #678—Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Resources for Ob-Gyns and Women’s Health Care Providers

Health Information Especially for Teens
ACOG’s patient education website for adolescents has information on body image, sexuality, birth control, the visit first gynecologic visit, and other topics.

Birth Control (Contraception): Resource Overview
This page lists the key publications and resources for ob-gyns, other women’s health care providers, and patients from ACOG and other sources.

External Resources

Bedsider is an online birth control support network for women ages 18-29, operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization.

Adolescent and School Health
The CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) is a unique source of support for HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention efforts in the nation's schools. DASH provides funding and technical assistance, enabling state and local education agencies to deliver HIV and STD prevention programs that are scientifically sound and grounded in the latest research on effectiveness.

Office of Women’s Health-Know the Facts First
“Know the Facts First” is a public health awareness campaign from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Women’s Health, aimed at providing teen girls 13 to 19 years with accurate information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and STI prevention, so that they can make informed decisions.

The website provides educational programs and services for girls and their parents to enhance communication and build knowledge around sexual development and puberty.

Stay Teen
Created by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, this website provides information for teens about health, including pregnancy, relationships, birth control, STIs, and dating abuse.

SafetyNet, American Academy of Pediatrics
Created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the SafetyNet website provides information on internet safety for parents and children, including links to specific information about sexting and age-based guidelines for children’s Internet use.

The New Problem of Sexting
This article on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ website offers tips for parents on discussing sexting with their children.

Science and Success: Sex Education and Other Programs that Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Developed by Advocates for Youth, this report reviews the existing literature to identify evidence-informed programs that can help young people reduce their risk for unintended pregnancy, HIV and other STIs.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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