Sexual Health Resources

Reliable sexual health resources are available online, if you know where to look. Let SHADE help find what your're looking for.

General Sexual Health Info

Chat About It: Comprehensive and simple-to-use overview of many sexual health topics created by the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Go ask Alice: Question and answer formatted web page created by a team of medical and public health professionals at Columbia University. This resource has many different questions and topics - good starting point for students just starting to look into sexual health information.

Planned Parenthood: Includes lots of information on birth control and STIs, as well as LGBTQIA specific sexual health topics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Very dense information, good for students who want more in-depth information and explanations (interested in biology, epidemiology of sexual health).

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

American Sexual Health Association: An overview of STIs that breaks down each STI and gives basic facts. 

Beforeplay: From the Colorado Department of Health and Environment covering more common and less common STIs.

Minnesota Department of Health: Very dense information, good if you want more in-depth information and explanations of STIs or are interested in biology, epidemiology of sexual health. 

Contraception

Bedsider: Friendly interface for looking at many different contraceptive methods and comparing them to one another. A great resource if you are just starting to explore contraceptive methods.

Planned Parenthood: Great for exploring different options. Includes a quiz to see which birth control might be best depending on lifestyle. Also uses majority gender-neutral language if you prefer that.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Very dense information, good if you want more in-depth information and explanations about the different methods (interested in biology, epidemiology of sexual health) - includes charts and helpful graphics.

LGBTQIA Specific Sexual Health Resources

Scarleteen: Although more youth-directed, the site is a good starting point that includes LGBTQIA specific concerns and uses inclusive language.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Very dense information, good if you want more in-depth information and explanations or are interested in biology, epidemiology of sexual health.