Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
This site offers a YOUTH FRIENDLY ONLINE RESOURCES for sexual and reproductive health.
Go Ask Alice!
Geared at young adults, this question and answer website contains a large database of questions about a variety of reproductive and sexual health concerns.
Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health
These websites provide information targeted at adolescents, including guides on a variety of sexual health topics such as contraception, STIs, LGBT health, and puberty.
This website offers guidance to teenage girls and provides facts on sex and STDs, ways to protect yourself and a testing center locator.
Providing accurate and honest information, this online birth control support network helps young women find the birth control method that’s right for them and how to use it correctly.
Coalition for Positive Sexuality
This website offers resources and tools for teens to take care of themselves and affirm their decision about sex, sexuality and reproductive control.
This website offers a space to talk and ask questions openly and honestly about love, sex, and relationships for young adults around the world.
Options for Sexual Health
This online resource offers sexual and reproductive health care, information, and education from a feminist, pro-choice, sex positive perspective.
Teenagers can use this youth-friendly website to find information on teen pregnancy, STDs, safe sex, relationships, and LGBTQ issues.
Using videos, games, quizzes, and a sex education resource center, this website delivers quality information about sex, relationships, abstinence, and birth control for teens.
This website provides a wealth of information for teens and young adults about sexuality, sex, and relationships, as well as advice and support, and even a safer sex shop.
Adolescents can use this website to learn facts about sexual health including articles about puberty, menstruation, infections, and birth control.
Pre & Post Abortion Support
Pregnancy Options Workbook
The people who put together this book support you no matter what you choose. We have tried to give you a realistic picture of all the choices you can make–abortion, adoption, and being a parent. You will find exercises to help you make the best decision for you.
Abortion: Which Method Is Right For Me?
If you have decided on abortion as the answer to an unexpected pregnancy, you may have a choice as to which method will work best for you. This workbook has assembled information about different methods available, other women’s experiences of each method, and some wisdom from actual providers who have seen many, many women in your situation.
Are you leaning towards a medication abortion, but would like to hear more information? This is one story of the process and how it worked for them. Feel free to download! (Provided by Reproductive Health Access Project).
If you are trying to make a decision about a current pregnancy, need support for a challenge with pregnancy or parenting, or want to talk about a past experience with abortion, adoption, or pregnancy loss, you’ve found the right place.
Fetal Pain in the context of abortion
The Later Abortion Initiative, a project of Ibis Reproductive Health, has created a series of fact sheets that can be helpful. This one is on the topic of fetal pain, a topic that many circulate myths about in hopes of guilting women into carry unwanted pregnancies to term. To read the full report, follow the above link. In collaboration with the National Abortion Federation, the fact sheets are also available in Spanish.
The science of “viability”
The Later Abortion Initiative, a project of Ibis Reproductive Health, has created a series of fact sheets that can be helpful. This one is on the topic of viability: The Supreme Court has defined viability in the context of abortion as: “when, in the judgment of the attending physician on the particular facts of the case before him [sic], there is a reasonable likelihood of the fetus’ sustained survival outside the womb, with or without artificial support. Because this point may differ with each pregnancy, neither the legislature nor the courts may proclaim one of the elements entering into the ascertainment of viability — be it weeks of gestation or fetal weight or any other single factor — as the determinant.” To read the full report, follow the above link. In collaboration with the National Abortion Federation, the fact sheets are also available in Spanish.
Mental Health Issues and Abortion
The Later Abortion Initiative, a project of Ibis Reproductive Health, has created a series of fact sheets that can be helpful. This paper is on the topic of mental health in the context of reproductive care: “Attention to mental health and emotional well-being is an important part of quality health care. However, mental health can become politicized in relation to abortion rights. Understanding the relationship between abortion and mental health requires paying attention to clinical mental health conditions such as depression, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation, as well as feelings and emotions such as relief and sadness. Policies related to mental health and abortion should be based on the best scientific evidence available and also be sensitive to the needs of those seeking abortion.” To read the full report, follow the above link. In collaboration with the National Abortion Federation, the fact sheets are also available in Spanish.
15 Ways to Mentally & Physically Prepare for Your Abortion Procedure
So, you’re pregnant and you don’t want to be. If you’ve decided that having an abortion is the best option for you, there will be many more questions and considerations ahead of you. Although it may feel like it right now, you’re not alone—around 650,000 women in the United States get an abortion every year, according to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Though this procedure is common, it can also feel shrouded in secrecy, especially when you’re looking for advice on what to expect. According to experts, there are a lot of ways to prepare physically and emotionally for your abortion. Self.com has put together some very helpful information and resources to assist you with your feelings and questions surrounding your decision to have an abortion.
Are you looking for someone to talk to about your personal abortion experience? Exhale is here to listen.
A Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution After an Abortion
If you feel like you need to heal emotionally or spiritually after an abortion, we have to separate all the factors that make up the complexity of the decision itself. Think of it as peeling away the layers of an onion—each layer reveals another. Ultimately, you will learn more about you and your life.
Peace After Abortion
Although most women who have abortions do not experience negative feelings, a significant number do. Either of these responses to having an abortion is “normal.” If you are having distress after an abortion, you can begin the healing process by exploring these pages.
Convenient, affordable, pro-choice counseling before or after abortion, by telephone.
”I can help you make a choice you can live with, and live with the choice you have made.”
– Charlotte Taft
Ending a Wanted Pregnancy
Not all pregnancies have a fairy tale ending. If you’ve received a severe prenatal or maternal diagnosis and have decided to end your wanted pregnancy, this website exists to provide you understanding, comfort and support.
Men and Abortion
Much has been written about the legal, medical, and religious aspects of abortion itself and numerous studies have been done outlining the effects, both positive and negative, on women. But what about the men?
Abortion & Reproductive Health Blogs
Too many articles have proclaimed, exasperated: Where are young people in the feminist and pro-choice movements? Look no further. We are unapologetic activists for reproductive justice.
An escort provides support to people obtaining abortions at the only clinic in in Louisville, KY.
Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome
Dispatches from the front lines of the Pro-Choice movement in Canada. I am the former volunteer co-ordinator at an abortion clinic and current reproductive justice activist, and I will update whenever I can with more hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful stories of my experiences in the fight to break down this country’s barriers to reproductive choice.
Rewire is a daily publication providing news, commentary and analysis on sexual and reproductive health and justice issues.
URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
We work together to build strong communities where sexual health is valued, reproductive rights are upheld, and each body is celebrated and supported to be well, happy, and thriving.
rePros Fight Back
Sexual and reproductive health and rights are under an escalating assault, both at home and abroad. Our podcast is about meeting at the frontlines - and fighting back.
Issues for Your Tissues
Issues for Your Tissues is the definitive discourse on reproductive justice and sexual well-being. Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm on KOOP 91.7fm in Austin and live streamed on www.koop.org. (Podcasts are listenable at the above link).
ChoiceWords is a blog that highlights the views of young people on issues related reproductive justice and gender equity. (Hosted by Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, URGE).