Additional Resources

​Additional Resources

The following external key resources and organizations have been identified for further information about sexual and reproductive health care for the adolescent and young adult population. These include resources for providers, adolescents/young adults, and families.

These and other resources are also listed within the specific areas of this Web site.

Key Provider Resources (guidelines, presentations, toolkits)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Guide to Sexual History Taking (offers sample questions and discussion points using the 5 Ps of sexual health as the framework)

National STD Curriculum (features modules on the prevention, management, and treatment of STDs and offers CME credit)

STD and HIV Screening Recommendations 

2015 STD Treatment Guidelines 

Compendium of Evidence-Based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention

Teen-Friendly Reproductive Health Visit Infographic (visually demonstrates the key components of this visit)

Other Resources 

Adolescent Health Working Group Sexual Health Toolkit for Providers (created by a San Francisco based group of adolescent health providers and advocates and provides tools for delivering sexual and reproductive health care services. There is an emphasis on health sexuality and health relationships). 

Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Adolescents in School-Based Health Centers (a policy review by the Guttmacher Institute on providing sexual and reproductive heath care services in school-based health centers) 

Physicians for Reproductive Health – PowerPoint presentations and videos on various sexual and reproductive health care topics for individual and group education. 

Sexual Health Resource Exchange (The National Coalition for Sexual Health offers a compendium of resources from key health care organizations, including a guide on Chlamydia screening) 

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)'s Women's Preventive Service Guidelines (developed from an initiative led by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) 

5 Ps of a Sexual History (provides sample questions to ask for each of the Ps)

Resources for Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Parent Portal (information and resources specifically for parents) 

Info Brief for Parents on the Importance of One-on-One Time (offers information for parents on the importance of one-on-one time between adolescents and providers) 

Keep It Simple: Linking Teens to Sexual Health Care (The Healthy Teen Network has also created a Facilitator's Guide) 

Staying healthy and preventing STDs (specifically for adolescents and young adults) 

Find an STI testing site (locates a site in your area) 

Parents' Influence on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens: What Parents and Families Should Know (a fact sheet)

Other Resources

 Advocates for Youth (partners with adolescents and young adults to advocate for sexual and reproductive health care rights and services) 

Bedsider (contraception information for youth) 

Healthy Teen Network (supports adolescents in managing their own health care)

Children’s Safety Network on Teen Dating Abuse 

Key Medical, Advocacy, and Education Organizations 

American Academy of Family Physicians 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals 

Center for Adolescent Health and the Law 

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 

Guttmacher Institute 

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing 

National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center 

National Coalition for Sexual Health: "Sexual Health and Your Patients: A Provider's Guide" 

National LGBT Health Education Center - A Program of the Fenway Institute 

North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 

Office of Adolescent Health “Think, Act, Grow” 

Planned Parenthood Federation of America 

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States 

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

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