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Planned Parenthood of New York City has published brochures, resource guides, and reports about sexual and reproductive health. A number are specifically for teens, and some are in Spanish as well as English. Many can be downloaded from this page by clicking on the titles in blue below. To get a few printed copies, just send a written request to us at the address at the bottom of this page or call (212) 274-7278.

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Am I in a Healthy Relationship? / ¿Estoy en una Relación Saludable?


 Am I Ready to Have Sex? / ¿Estoy Lista(o) para Tener Relaciones Sexuales?


Body Image and Sexuality: What's the Connection? / Imagen de su Cuerpo y la Sexualidad: ¿Cual Es la Relación?

 How to Talk with Your Parents about Sex / Cómo Hablar con Tus Padres sobre el Sexo

Taking Care of You: A Teen Guide to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care (click on the title to see it online or call PPNYC for a print copy)


Hey, What Do I Say? A Parent to Parent Guide on How to Talk with Your Children about Sexuality / ParentGuideSp.pdf¿Y Entonces, Qué Digo? Una Guía Escrita por Padres de Familia para Ayudar a Otros Padres de Familia Hablar con Sus Hijos(as) sobre la Sexualidad (click on the titles to see the guide online either in English or Spanish, and call or write PPNYC to get a combined English/Spanish guide in print) 


Resource Guides:


Manual for Adult Role Models Program

A guide for creating or enhancing a peer education program for parents about communicating comfortably and knowledgeably with children about sex and sexuality.

A Compendium of Worldwide Resource Materials to Prevent HIV among Youth

The Compendium was produced by Safe Youth Worldwide, an initiative sponsored by UNFPA and PPNYC's Margaret Sanger Center International.

You can view or download the 308-page Compendium by clicking on its title above. To request a printed copy or CD-ROM version of the Compendium (as long as supplies last), write to [email protected].


  Scaling Up HIV Prevention Programs for Youth: 
The Essential Elements Framework in Action

Learn about the "Essential Elements" framework for scaling up HIV prevention programs for youth by reading five case studies from Chad, Namibia, Nepal, South Africa, and the Dominican Republic. The Essential Elements framework was developed under the auspices of Safe Youth Worldwide, an initiative sponsored by PPNYC's Margaret Sanger Center International and UNFPA.

You can view or download the 60-page report about the five case studies by clicking on its title above. To request a printed copy (as long as supplies last), write to [email protected].


Christian Family Life Education: A Guide for Teaching about Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health
By Shirley Miller    

Religion can be a powerful ally in the battle for adolescent sexual health and the prevention of HIV/AIDS. This guide was written for Christian pastors and other leaders who value comfortable and effective communication about issues related to sexuality and reproductive health. It offers the religious community and parents ways to integrate accurate information about sexuality with biblical teachings as they guide adolescents toward sexual and reproductive health.

You can view or download the approximately 500-page guide by clicking on its title above.


Doing Gender the "Rights" Way: A Guide to Promote Gender Equity in 
Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs

This guide was created to facilitate the process of integrating gender equity promotion (GEP) into new and existing programs.  It will help program planners to design and/or make changes to their programs in ways that will transform the gender roles and norms that contribute to the sexual and reproductive health problems that their programs address.

You can view or download the 87-page guide by clicking on its title above.

Reports and Research:

"A PrEP Information and Self-Screening Tool for Women,AIDS Education and Prevention, 30(1), 2018.

"Raising Awareness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among Women in New York City: Community and Provider Perspectives,Journal of Health Communication, 22, 2017.

"Research with Latina and Black Women for an HIV Prevention Campaign,Social Marketing Quarterly, April 2016. 

"Healing Our Women for Transgender Women: Adaptation, Acceptability, and Pilot Testing," AIDS Education and Prevention, 27(5), 2015.

"Adult Role Models: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Initial Outcomes for Sex Education," American Journal of Sexuality Education, 9(2), 2014.

"An Organizational Capacity-Building Program to Enhance Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health," Health Promotion Practice 15(4), 2014.

"Factors Associated with Sexual and Reproductive Health Care by Mexican Immigrant Women in New York City: A Mixed Method Study," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 15Issue 2, April 2013.

"Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Reproductive Health Centers: An Evaluation Study," Women & Health 50, Issue 4, 2010.

"Implementing Intimate Partner Violence Screening in Family Planning Centers," Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice, Issue 10, Summer 2010.

"Developing Culturally Relevant Educational Materials about Emergency Contraception," Journal of Health Communication 15(5), 2010. 

"Emergency Contraception Education for Health and Human Service Professionals," Health Education Journal 69(2), 2010. 

Con un Pie en Dos Islas: The Sexual and Reproductive Health of Dominican Women in Santo Domingo and New York City /Con un Pie en Dos Islas: La Salud Sexual y Reproductiva de las Mujeres Dominicanas de Santo Domingo y la Ciudad de Nueva York (2008)

"Attitudes about Intimate Partner Violence Screening among an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Young Women," Journal of Adolescent Health 39(1), 2006.

Marketing the Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program: What Works and What Doesn't (2005) (click on the title to see it online and call or write PPNYC to get a copy in print)

Are Physicians Providing Comprehensive Reproductive and Sexual Health Care Services to Women?  A Survey of New York City Physicians (2001) (click on the title to see it online and call or write PPNYC to get a copy in print)

"Medical Abortion Service Delivery," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 183(2 Supplement), August 2000 (special issue on medical abortion). 

"Counseling for Medical Abortion," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 183(2 Supplement), August 2000 (special issue on medical abortion).

"The Impact of Patient Experience on Practice: The Acceptability of Emergency Contraceptive Pills in Inner-City Clinics," Journal of the American Medical Women's Association 53(5), 1998.

For a free copy of the publications listed above, call PPNYC at (212) 274-7278 or write to us at this address:

Planned Parenthood of New York City
26 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012-2413
Attention: Public Affairs Department