- Info For Teens: It’s Planned Parenthood’s website specifically for young people, addressing common questions on sexual health issues—sometimes even directly, like in the Q&A section, “Ask the Experts”, where you can submit a question online. Not everyone gets a response, but you can always look through past questions and their answers, and you might find yours there already.
The national Planned Parenthood organization also has a huge database of information on sexual health topics, from birth control and STDs, to body image and sexual orientation. Click here to browse topics or take their interactive quizzes on birth control options, STD testing, and when it’s time to take a pregnancy test.
- MTV’s It’s Your (Sex) Life: This website has tons of articles and videos about sexual health questions, talking about sex, protection methods, pregnancy, STDs and many other topics. They also have a special section called GYT (Get Yourself Tested) that’s totally dedicated to the topic of STD testing and STD risks and testing. Did you know 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by age 25? Find out how to get tested and stay safe here.
- GoAskAlice: Columbia University’s Health Q&A Internet Service, with a huge database of good answers to common, hard-to-ask questions.
- Scarleteen: A sexual-health Q&A forum, and info by topic.
- Sex Etc.: Sex ed by teens, for teens
Sometimes a website just isn’t enough—and for those times, we have a great team of peer-educators and medical staff available to help. At our Teen Clinics (which take place at our Albany and Hudson Health Centers on Thursdays, from 2:30-6pm) our trained S.T.A.R.S. peer-educators lead reproductive-health-themed games, and field questions while you wait to be seen by a doctor or nurse. But you don’t have to be a patient to stop by and ask a question or pick up a grab-bag of condoms and info pamphlets. And anytime you need specific medical advice, our medical staff is here to consider your concerns and help you address them. Call (518) 434-5678 to reach our Albany, Hudson or Troy Health Centers. You can also click here to request an appointment online, or check out our FAQ on coming in for a visit for further details.