WEBSITES OF INTEREST
PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Fax: (212) 245-1845
Planned Parenthood is the best known and most important national
organization for birth control, abortion, and gynecological services.
Their Web site is an excellent resource on where to find and how to
contact all of their health clinics throughout the United States.
ALAN GUTTMACHER INSTITUTE
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Fax: (212) 248-1951
An excellent and reputable organization that specializes in the
dissemination of information on STIs, contraceptives, and reproductive
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS (ACOG)
409 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024-2188
Phone: (202) 863-2518
Fax: (202) 484-1595
Provides information, including free pamphlets, on contraception, pregnancy, and prenatal
care. The above contact info is for their resources center.
SEXUALITY INFORMATION AND EDUCATION COUNCIL
OF THE UNITED STATES (SIECUS)
130 West 42nd Street, Suite #350
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 819-9770
Fax: (212) 819-9776
Premiere national organization devoted to sexuality education and health.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
Information Resources and Inquiries Branch
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7C-02
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 1-866-615-NIMH (6464)
Fax: (301) 443-4279
A U.S. government agency devoted to both research and the distribution of information
on all types of mental health issues, from anxiety and depression to severe mood swings.
MENTAL HEALTH REFERRALS
Phone: 1-800-THERAPIST, or 1-800-843-7274
Will refer you to a local certified therapist who specializes in your area of need.
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE HOTLINE
Phone: 1-888-NOT-2-LATE (1-888-668-2528) or
Will provide local information on how to obtain the “morning-after pill” if you think you
might have become pregnant.
STD (STI) HOTLINE
Run by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, this hotline is set up to
answer questions and provide referrals for all sexually transmitted diseases.
NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE
Counseling, moral support, and information on local rape crisis centers provided by the
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network.
Bell, Ruth, et al. Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships.
New York: Times Books, 1998.
Bokram, Karen, et al. The Girls’ Life Guide to Growing Up. Hillsboro, Oreg.: Beyond Words,
Drill, Esther, et al. Deal With It! A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain, and Life as a
Gurl. New York: Pocket Books, 1999.
Feinmann, Jane. Everything a Girl Needs to Know About Her Periods. Portland, Me.: Ronnie
Sellers Productions, 2003.
McCoy, Kathy, et al. The Teenage Body Book. New York: Perigee Books, 1999.
Weschler, Toni. Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. Note: This book is only recommended for women in a long-term monogamous
Yeager, Selene. What’s Happening to My Body? New York : Prima Lifestyles, 2002.
Yeager, Selene. What’s with My Body? The Girls’ Book of Answers to Growing Up, Looking Good, and Feeling Great. New York: Prima Lifestyles, 2002.
WEBSITES OF INTEREST
The official website of the book Cycle Savvy:
The Smart Teens Guide to the Mysteries of Her Cycle
Official website of the National Women’s Health Information Center.
A useful gateway website that serves as a comprehensive, searchable directory of links to female-friendly sites and information on the Web.
Official website of the Feminist Women’s Health Center,
with a huge array of materials on all aspects of female and reproductive health.
Columbia University’s widely used Health Q&A Internet Service created by the Health Education Program of Columbia University.
Official cyberhome of the Museum of Menstruation and Women’s Health. A truly excellent site on the wonders of the female cycle!
A general health website for women and their doctors.
A well-produced website devoted to all aspects of teen sexuality and sex education.
The official teen site of Planned Parenthood.
A website by teens for teens run by the Rutgers University Network.
A trendy and cool website that offers comprehensive health advice.
A website with honest information about sexuality. Totally girl power!