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"My teen is asking questions about sex. How do I find sexual health resources?"

Decisions about sex are not easy to make. Having sex can bring about life-changing consequences, such as pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Having a sexual relationship involves important, serious decisions. Talk to your doctor to get the most accurate, up-to-date, and personalized information for your family's sexual health and wellness needs.

General Sexual Health Resources

Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Teen wellness resources and reports.

211 First Call for Help

Cleveland Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Unit

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) - 1-800-656-HOPE
24 hour national hotline for survivors of sexual assault. Teens can call for support and counseling.

Girls Inc.
Offers statistics on sexual health and behaviors, as well has other sexual health information for teenage girls.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

Nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens and families.

Teen Sexual Health on Medline Plus
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Centers for Disease Control STD Hotline - 1-800-227-8922 (English), 1-800-344 7432 (Spanish), or 1-800-243-7889 (TTY)
Provides facts and information on STDs.

Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS

Go Ask Alice
Questions and answers on all kinds of relationship, sexuality, and sexual health issues.

HIV InSite
Source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge.

Get Tested for HIV
Resources on HIV testing including a national database of HIV testing sites and answers to many questions about HIV/AIDS and testing.

I Wanna Know, American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)
Offers info on STDs, basics about what's going on with your body, and advice on how to deal with peer pressure. 

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Many of these resources were originally published as part of Get It Facts in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Cuyahoga County does not necessarily endorse the resources provided in this collection of articles. Also, any inaccuracies or omissions are unintentional.