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TEEN HEALTH FACT SHEETS

The What's Up? Teen Health Fact Sheets
These fact sheets, developed by the Child and Adolescent Health Section of the Washington State Department of Health, contain information for adults who care about teens. The series of 16 fact sheets can be downloaded or ordered for free.

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STD INFORMATION

AIDS Cases in Adolescents and Adults, by Age - United States, 1994-2000
This report describes adolescents and adults with a new AIDS diagnosis, deaths among adolescents and adults with an AIDS diagnosis, and adolescents and adults living with an AIDS diagnosis, by age in the United States from 1994 to 2000.

The Center for Young Women's Health Children's Hospital Boston
You may be worried about your first pelvic exam. It's very normal to be anxious about something when you don't know what to expect. Hopefully after reading this information, you will be reassured that it is simple, isn't painful and takes only about 5 minutes.

Chlamydia
What does chlamydia look like? Click here and find out!

Health Information for Teens
Various Brochures and Guides for Teens

I Wanna Know
Answers to teens’ questions about sex and STDs.

The Kaiser Foundation
The Inside Scoop on the Most Common STDs.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.

KNOW HIV/AIDS
Launched on January 6, 2003, the KNOW HIV/AIDS initiative runs public service messages across the full range of Viacom's TV, radio, and outdoor properties.

Questions about Hepatitis?
Get the most accurate and helpful information about all types of hepatitis from the Centers for Disease Control.

RAP-IT-UP∆
RAP-IT-UP∆›is BET's call to action, grassroots HIV/AIDS awareness campaign designed to address the epidemic in the African American community.

Seattle – King County Department of Public Health Information on STDs

Secrets of the Dead: The Syphilis Enigma
A PBS special about the origins of Syphilis.

Tip of the Iceberg: The Global Impact of AIDS on Youth
The Kaiser Foundation releases a special report on HIV/AIDS.

United Nations Programme on AIDS
The UN has put together resources and information related to HIV and AIDS from a worldwide perspective.

Virtual Museum of Bacteria
This Web site provides an easy-to-understand explanation for young children learning about bacteria.

Washington State Department of Health -- STD Program
Use this Web site to get updated information about STDs, including statistics and fact sheets. Use this link to find a STD diagnostic and treatment facility in Washington state by county.

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SEXUALITY

The Alan Guttmacher Institute
Statistics and Reports on youth sexuality.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.

Sex, Etc.
A Website for teens by teens sponsored by The Network for Family Life Education at Rutgers State University of New Jersey.

SIECUS
SIECUS develops, collects and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.

The Teen Health Project
Helpful information about sexual health for Canadian teens.

TeensHealth
Information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.

Washington State Department of Health
The Department of Health was formed in 1989 as the stateŪs agency responsible for preserving public health; monitoring health care costs; maintaining minimal standards for quality health care delivery; and planning activities related to the health of its citizens.

Washington State Information by County
Information about STDs in YOUR Washington state county.

Youth Resource
A project of Advocates for Youth offers information and support for teen sexuality.

ARTICLES

The Entertainment Media as “Sex Educators?”
Is entertainment media the primary source of sex education?

Teen Sexual Activity (pdf)
This fact sheet covers a broad range of sexual health topics facing teens.

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PHONE NUMBERS

STD HOTLINE:
1-800-272-2437

Washington State TeenLine: A confidential 24-hour crisis intervention service for teens
1-800-562-1240

Family Planning Hotline - Washington State (Bilingual -- English/Spanish)
1-800-770-4334

Emergency Contraception:
1-888-NOT-2-LATE

Planned Parenthood:
1-800-230-PLAN

National Youth Crisis Hotline: A 24-hour crisis line for any crisis
1-800-448-4663

National Crisis Line: A 24-hour crisis line for any crisis
1-800-448-3000
1-800-448-1833 (TDD for Hearing Impaired)

HIV/AIDS Hotline Open 24hrs/day, 7 days/week
1-800-342-AIDS

HIV/AIDS Hotline in Spanish Open 7 days/week from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. EST
1-800-344-SIDA

HIV/AIDS Hotline for Hearing Impaired Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday
1-800-243-7889

National STD Hotline
1-800-227-8922

Washington State AIDS Hotline (Includes student information and STD options)
1-800-272-2437

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