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 champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health

Advocates for Youth - Parents Sex Ed Center

When parents talk to and affirm the value of their children, young people are more likely to develop positive, healthy attitudes about themselves. This is also true when the subject is sex. Research shows that positive communication between parents and their children can help young people establish individual values and make healthy decisions.

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 Friday, March 20, 2015 at 02:14PM