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On-line Resources

The following links are provided for information purposes. Planned Parenthood of Maryland has not necessarily reviewed these sites and does not endorse the material, views, products, or services .

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex



Sexual Health Information
    • birdsandbees
    • goaskalice
    • outproud
    • puberty101
    • scarleteen
    • Sex, etc.
    • Teen Talk (PPFA)


Books and Other Materials

The following books have been recommended by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.


  • All About Sex: A Family Resource on Sex and Sexuality, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Bellybuttons Are Navels, Mark Schoen
  • Caution: Do Not Open Until Puberty!: An Introduction to Sexuality for Young Adults with Disabilities, Rick Enright, B.A., M.S.W.
  • Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships, Expanded 3rd Edition, Ruth Bell
  • First Comes Love : All About The Birds And Bees - And Alligators, Possums, And People, Too, Jennifer Davis, Illustrated by Clare Mackie
  • From Diapers To Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children, Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H.
  • It's A Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and In Charge, Mavis Jukes
  • It's Perfectly Normal, Robie H. Harris, Illustrated by Michael Emberley
  • It's so Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies And Families, Robie H. Harris, Illustrated by Michael Emberley
  • More Speaking of Sex: What Your Children Need To Know and When They Need To Know It, Second Edition, Meg Hickling, R.N.
  • The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know), Karen Gravelle
  • Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parent's Guide to Talking Sense About Sex, Deborah Roffman
  • Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters With Intellectual Disabilities, Karin Melberg Schwier and Dave Hingsburger
  • Talking About Sex: A Guide for Families, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Talking To Kids About Tough Issues, Lynne S. Dumas
  • Understanding Your Child's Sexual Behavior What's Natural and Healthy, Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.
  • What if Someone I Know is Gay? Eric Marcus
  • Where Did I Come From? The Facts of Life Without Any Nonsense and with Illustrations, Peter Mayle

Select titles are available for purchase through Planned Parenthood of Maryland. Click here for a list of available titles.


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