Teen Health

General Health Information

Girls Health was created by the United States Department of Human Health and Services to help girls learn about health, growing up and issues they may face.
Go Ask Alice!
Go Ask Alice! is a question and answer service produced by Columbia University’s Health Education Program. The mission of Go Ask Alice! is to increase access to, and use of, health information by providing factual, in-depth, straight-forward, and nonjudgmental information to assist readers’ decision-making about their physical, sexual, emotional, and spiritual health.
MedlinePlus
is a Web site created for the public by the National Library of Medicine. It offers, free, high quality information in English and Spanish.
Nursing@Gerogetown
Discusses common health concerns that girls in their teens face, but due to their sensitive nature, they are less likely to discuss them with a health care provider in person. The article provides a description of what could be happening, how to best get help from a provider, and what to say to a health care provider when addressing that concern.
ReachOut.com
is very good, important Web site with facts and real stories to help teens get through depression and other tough times.
TeensHealth
is a safe place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Alateen
Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by a friend’s or relative’s drinking. 

Birth Control, Teen Pregnancy, Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships

Abstinence: A Guide for Teens
is a good Web page on sexual abstinence for girls from the Center for Young Women’s Health.
Abstinence 
is a good Web page on sexual abstinence for boys and young men from the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Backline
Backline is dedicated to addressing the broad range of experiences and emotions surrounding pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion. We provide a forum in which women and their loved ones can engage in discussion that goes beyond political rhetoric. We are committed to addressing the individual and diverse realities within our communities. Our vision is of a society in which pregnancy options are discussed with openness, honesty, and the deepest respect for reproductive justice.
Info for Teens is an award-winning sexual health Web site for teens created by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
IWannaKnow.org
Operated by the American Social Health Association, this website focuses on answering questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases.
Love is Respect: National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
Is your relationship healthy? Are you worried about a friend’s relationship? Get information and resources and find out how to make a difference in your community.
OptionLine
Information and assistance for pregnant women from a pro-life perspective.
Scarleteen
“Sex education for the real world.”
Sex, Etc.
is an award-winning Web site on sexual health that is written by teens, for teens. It is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project.
Stay Teen
Teens talk about their reasons for avoiding pregnancy. From the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
True Love Waits
“True Love Waits is an international campaign designed to challenge students to remain sexually abstinent until marriage.”
Wise Guys is a Web site devoted to healthy relationships, teen pregnancy prevention and STD prevention programs for males. 

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Body Image
Articles from the Eating Disorders Referral and Information Center
Dying to be thin
Website companion to a PBS TV show about anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders.
Overeaters Anonymous
“Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA.”

Body Modification (tattoos, piercings, permanent makeup, tanning, etc.)

Choosing a Piercer
From the Association of Professional Piercers.
Product and Ingredient Safety: cosmetics, tattooing, etc.
From the Food and Drug Administration. Safety information about cosmetics, tanning products, henna, tattooing, nail products, and more.
Teens and Tattoos
Things you need to know and/or find out before you get a tattoo. 

Exercise, Food and Nutrition

Vegetarianism in a Nutshell
Nutrition, recipes, FAQs, brochures, etc. Back to Top

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender

GLSEN
the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Oasis
A writing magazine for and by queer youth.
Safe Schools Coalition
This organization works to “reduce bias-based bullying and violence in schools.”