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Reducing Risks: Resources
Medically accurate references, materials and links are provided in this section for those seeking further information about risks.


The Alan Guttmacher Institute
This non-profit organization dedicated to sexual and reproductive health provides research, analysis, recent publications, and statistics on teen pregnancy and prevention of STIs and HIV. The Media Center offers news releases and news you can use.

Campaign for Our Children, Inc.
CFOC offers guides for teens, parents, and educators on abstinence, how to talk about issues of sexuality, and the prevention of teen pregnancy and STIs. There is also a section for those creating their own media campaigns.

The Center for Disease Control
The lead federal agency for protecting public health and safety, the CDC offers one of the most extensive sites on hundreds of health topics, A-Z. The topic Adolescents and Teens provides information on teens pregnancy and births, including the Community Coalition partnership for the prevention of teen pregnancy.

The Center for Disease Control: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
In addition to fact sheets on transmission, surveillance and prevention, the CDC offers a wide range of online resources and publications.

The Center for Disease Control: Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Fact sheets, surveillance statistics, publications, and slide sets are available on all STDs / STIs.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
GLSEN works to ensure safe and effective schools for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression through the Safe Schools Action Network and running campaigns and events. GLSEN's Public Policy Office works with lawmakers in Washington DC and throughout the nation. Their website contains information on how to get involved, a resource library, and news articles on related topics.

Gay-Straight Alliance Network
For youth an educators interested in starting a school-based GSA to help educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues; and fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools. The website provides information on how to start and register a GSA and contains a GSA directory and resources page.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
A site on public health policy updated daily, this site has an archive of reports on HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and health policy. Easy to navigate with its own advanced search engine.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
A site for teens, parents, and professionals on teen pregnancy prevention, providing extensive research and resources, including the publication, “14 and Younger: The Sexual Behavior of Young Adolescents.”

The National Center for Victims of Crime
In addition to its main focus areas of Victim Services, Public Policy, Civil Justice, and Training, this site provides a Dating Violence Resource Center, and a Teen Victim Project section that contains FAQs, video PSAs, contact information, and facts on teen dating violence.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (NYVPRC)
This website contains resources for all those working to prevent and end violence committed by and against young people. Also contains daily news briefs on topics related to violence and tips and links to online resources on various topics from A-Z, such as alcohol abuse, media violence, and sexual violence.

Oasis Magazine
The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth has amassed the largest collection of queer resources in the nation for youth and educators seeking community centers, support organizations, and literature to make schools and communities safe and supportive environments for LGBT youth. Includes Oasis Magazine Forum, Community Role Models, and a School Resources library.

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood is one the world’s largest voluntary reproductive health care organizations. Planned Parenthood provides comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services, as well as educational programs and counseling for clients.

Prevention Online
Prevline is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information. Providing facts and statistics on drugs and alcohol, as well as publications, posters, and videos on teens and substance abuse.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Created by the nation?~@~Ys largest anti-sexual assault organization, this site provides statistics, facts, counseling center contact information, and a section entitled "what should I do?" for risk reduction, legal recourse, and emotional support.

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US is a national, non-profit organization that develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. In this site are fact sheets on various topics on sexuality and health.

Sex, Etc.
Sex Etc. is a web site for teens created by teens dedicated to answering questions regarding teen health, sex, love, and relationships. Teens can also post any questions they have and receive a personal, confidential reply by email from experts on sexuality and health issues.

The Washington State Department of Health
For those seeking Washington State statistics, information, and resources on teen pregnancy, the spread of STIs and HIV, and other public health issues, this DOH site is an invaluable resource. The site also provides links to both national and local community resources for public health and safety.

The World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Books / Articles

An Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Infections. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, July 1999.

Bode, Janet. Kids are Still Having Kids: Talking About Teen Pregnancy. Orchard Books, 1999.

Bush, Vanessa. “A thin line between love & hate: dating violence strikes one in every five teenage girls. Could a young woman you know be at risk? (the war on girls),” Essence, Nov. 2002

Hansfield, M.D., H. Hunter. Color Atlas and Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.

“It Can’t Happen to Me! True Stories about Kids and AIDS,” Planned Parenthood.

Jasper, Margaret C. Teenagers and Substance Abuse. Oceana Publishing, 2003.

Katz, Nikki. Sexual Harassment Statistics in the Workplace and in Education. What You Need to Know About: Women’s Issues.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. While the Adults are Arguing, theTeens are Getting Pregnant: Overcoming Conflict in Teen PregnancyPrevention. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1998.

Pike, R. William. Facing Substance Abuse: Discussion-Starting Skits for Teenagers (Acting it Out). Resource Publications, 1996.

Shilts, Randy. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic. St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Walls, Lisa. “Bullying and Sexual Harassment in Schools,” Committee for Children. http://www.cfchildren.org/programs/hot-topics/bully/bullyharass/

Wisdom, Anthony, and Hawkins, David A. Diagnosis in Color: Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Mosby, 1997.

Video / Film

Speak Up! Improving the Lives of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Youth. Dir. Sut Jhally. VHS/DVD. The Media Education Foundation, 2001.

The Date Rape Backlash: Media and the Denial of Rape. Dir. Sut Jhally. VHS/DVD. The Media Education Foundation, 1994.

Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies & Alcohol. Perf. Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne. VHS/DVD. The Media Education Foundation.

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