Sexuality Websites for Parents/Professionals

Sexuality education begins at home. Parents and caregivers are—and ought to be—the primary sexuality educators of their children. Teachable moments—opportunities to discuss sexuality issues with children—occur on a daily basis.


Attention: By selecting the links below you will be leaving the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Web site. The MDH and CDC are not responsible for the content of the individual organization web pages found at these links.

Teenwise Minnesota

Teenwise Minnesota’s mission is to strengthen policies and programs related to adolescent pregnancy, prevention and parenting in Minnesota. Website focuses specifically on Minnesota. A free monthly e-news letter is available for subscription.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Their mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing teen pregnancy. The Campaign's goal is to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy by one-third between 1996 and 2005.  Information and statistics on community colleges and other educational institutions provided.

Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP)

ReCAPP provides practical tools and information to effectively reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors. Teachers and health educators will find up-to-date, evaluated programming materials to help with their work with teens.

The American Social Health Association (ASHA)

The American Social Health Association is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families, and communities, with a focus on preventing sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs/STIs) and their harmful consequences. This extensive and organized website provides facts about HIV/STDs as well as information about programs, condom use animations, resources, and legislative advocacy. Furthermore, this site provides links to useful and relevant multimedia such as Facebook and Myspace.

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth- Parents Sex Ed Center

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.

Content Notice: This site contains HIV or STD prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV and other STDs are spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this web site.

Updated Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10:51AM