Sex & Sexual Health

BISH: A Guide to Sex, Love and You (bishuk.com)
Frank, teen-oriented site that answers a range of questions on sex and relationships

Concerns Boys Have About Puberty (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Reassuring, down to earth information on common questions about boys and puberty

Do Boys Need Tailored Sex Education? By Rachel Williams (The Guardian)
UK-based opinion article on the failing of current sex education practices geared to boys

Effects of Porn on Adolescent Boys: When Porn Becomes An Adolescent Boy's Mode of Sex Education by Alexandra Katehakis (Psychology Today)
Article on ways to approach pornography consumption with teen boys

How Safe Is Sexting? By Rachel Brown (Macleans)
Article on Planned Parenthood resources for teens on sexting

How We Can Improve Sex Ed for Boys by Justin Cascio (The Good Men Project)
Interview with Elizabeth Schroeder, Executive Director of Answer, on ways to improve sex education for boys

Most boys think online pornography is realistic, finds study by Sandra Laville (The Guardian)
British article on attitudes of young people towards pornography

Porn is always just there in your face': Teen boys tell all in survey on pornography by Patrick Wood (ABC News Breakfast)
Article discussing Australian survey on teen boys and pornography habits

Pornography, Kids and Sex Education: What to Do? By Daniel Schwartz (cbc.ca)
Canadian-based discussion on strategies to educate youth on pornography and associated issues

Scarleteen Sex Ed For The Real World: Inclusive, Comprehensive, Supportive Sexuality and Relationships Info for Teens and Emerging Adults (scartleteen.com)
Evidence-based advice site on a range of teen sex and relationship topics

Sex, Etc. (sexetc.org)
Frank information on sex for teens

Sexting Becoming "The Norm" For Teens, Warn Child Protection Experts by Sally Weale (The Guardian)
UK-based article on the prevalence and risks of sexting among teens

Sexting Teens: A Picture With Consequences by Raychelle Cassandra Lohmann, MS, LPCS (Psychology Today)
Definitions, stats and discussion strategies

STD Prevention (Youth-centered Health Prevention)
Youth-focused resources on STD prevention

Talking About Sexting by Caroline Knorr (Common Sense Media)
Advice for parents on discussing sexting with teens

4 Ways to Talk About Menstruation with Your Kids by Rebecca Lyes (everydayfeminism.com)
Primer for introducing menstruation to children

Menstruation 101 For Boys: A Comic Book Is Their Guide by Fran Kritz (npr.org)
Article on UNICEF-initiated education piece for boys

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6 Ways Sex Education For Teenage Boys Needs To Change, According To A Sex Educator Who Used To Be One by Amanda Chatel (bustle.com)
Practical information on improving sex education strategies for boys

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights (sexualhealthandrights.ca)
Organization providing resources, support and advocacy for sexual health education and rights

Adolescent STI/HIV Prevention Programs: What Works for Teens? by Jessica M. Sales and Ralph J. DiClemente (ACT For Youth Center of Excellence)
Action items for STI reduction among teens

"Effective HIV and STD Prevention Programs for Youth: A Summary of Scientific Evidence (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)"
Accessible evidence-based information on strategies for disease prevention in youth

Sexting Handbook (Common Sense Media)
Teen-focused resource with information, facts, and strategies to cope with peer pressure

HIV Transmission and Prevention in Adolescents by Douglas Kirbky Ph.D. (HIV InSite Knowledge Base Chapter)
Article on risky behaviours in adolescents

Hooking Up and Staying Hooked (hookingupandstayinghooked.com)
Funny, practical guide for heterosexual teen boys with an emphasis on safety and consent

Growing up: Information For Boys About Puberty (Canadian Pediatric Society)
Information on puberty, emotional wellness, and safety

About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (kidshealth.org)
Teen-focused info on STDs, prevention, and treatment

Boys and Puberty (kidshealth.org)
Educational resource for boys on puberty

HIV Among Youth (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Facts and information on the spread of HIV among young people

HIV and AIDS (Government of Canada)
Information on causes, symptoms, prevention, treatment and risk

HIV and AIDS (Health Canada)
Evidence-based resources and information on HIV/AIDS

Questions for Shira (Health Knowledge is Power)
Evidence-based advice blog on sex, love, relationships and sexual politics

Sex & U: Your Trusted Resource for Sexual and Reproductive Health (sexandu.ca)
Evidence-based resource site from The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

Sexting and the Law (Kids Help Phone)
Canadian resource with legal information on sexting

Taking Care of Your Business (srhweek.ca)
Links to evidence-based information on hygiene and care of sexual organs

Sexting: What Parents Need to Know (kidshealth.org)
Parent-focused information on teen sexting

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