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General Health

Advocates for Youth
Activist group that helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Includes resources for youth on abstinence, contraceptive choices, HIV/AIDS education and more.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention
An online source for credible health information

Teen Growth
TeenGrowth is a unique and interactive site specifically tailored toward the health interests and general well-being of teens. Find valuable health care information on topics such as alcohol, drugs, emotions, health, family, friends, school, sex and sports

Teens Health
Expert medical advice from the Nemours Foundation.

Teen Health FX
TeenHealthFX.com is your online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality.

Body Image & Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders
Information from the National Institute of Mental Health on eating disorders.

National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA is proud to serve as a clearinghouse of information on eating disorders.

Something Fishy
Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with eating disorders and their loved-ones.

Drugs & Alcohol

Alateen is part of Al-Anon, which helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend

Check Yourself
A place for teens to check where they are with drugs with quizzes and games, real teen stories, drug facts, and where to get help.

Free Vibe
From the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, this website offers facts about different drugs and alcohol, real teen stories about drugs, hardship, success, and friendship and more.

Mind Over Matter
Designed for teens in fifth through ninth grade. Includes facts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse on how different drugs can affect the brain and the body.

The Science Behind Drug Abuse
Facts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse on how different drugs can affect the brain and the body as well as real stories from teens.

Exercise & Nutrition

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
The U.S. Department of Agriculture site that provides dietary guidance for the nutrition needs of consumers.

Resources and "how-to" sites provide general nutritional information and fitness evaluation.

Food & Fitness
Get the lowdown on healthy eats, dieting, strength training, eating disorders, steroids, and more.

Websites with answers to your questions about healthy diets.

Girls' Health

Center for Young Women's Health
Health Guides for teen girls that are full of easy-to-understand information on just about any topic from acupuncture to zinc!

This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.

iEmily provides girls with respectful, in-depth information about physical health and emotional well-being. Topics include: sex, body, and health, healthy eating, keeping fit, and mental health.

LGBTQ Interest

Internet Public Library Teen Space: LGBTQ
Are you an out or questioning teen? Are you looking to connect with others who are discovering their own queer sexuality? This section of the IPL Teen Space is filled with advice, resources, and entertainment for the LGBTQ teen community.

YouthResource is a Web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.

Mental Health

Cope Care Deal
Materials for teens on topics including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and suicide prevention.

Information on cutting and how to get help.

Depression: A Guide for Teens
A guide designed to help teens understand depression.

Mental Health
Life's emotional challenges can become overwhelming. If you are concerned about stress and anxiety, or if you need to find out more about depression and suicide, please look into this section from the Internet Public Library.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Teen Health FX: Emotional Health
Q and A on topics relating to moods and emotions

Puberty & Body Changes

Have questions about Acne? This site offers information on the skin condition, as well as tips on how to clear up acne. Site has message boards, as well as before and after photos of people with problem skin.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty
Information about puberty for boys and girls

Puberty & Menstrual Cycles
Guide for preteen and teen girls with information on puberty, menstruation, and much more.

Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin
Tips to prevent and treat common skin problems


Go Ask Alice
Straight-forward questions and answers about sex, health and relationships from Health Services at Columbia University.

From the American Social Health Association with answers to your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases.

Information about abstinence, safe sex, and sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, pregnancy and more. The Internet Public Library has selected websites with up-to-date information and advice on sex issues important to the confused and the curious.

Sex, etc.
Sex, Etc. is an award-winning national magazine and Web site on sexual health that is written by teens, for teens. It is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer (formerly the Network for Family Life Education), a leading national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education.

Worth the Wait
Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic sex education program encouraging abstinence.

Social Issues

Teen Voices Online
Written by teen women for teen women, this website seeks to challenge media images and serve as a vehicle of change by improving young women's social and economic status.

Wire Tap Magazine
WireTap is a national news and culture magazine by and for socially conscious youth. Here you will learn about political and social issues that matter to the 44 million 18- to 30-year-olds in America.



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