Alameda County Adolescent Provider’s Guide
Published by Health Initiatives for Youth, this guide provides information and resource contacts for folks providing services (on any topic, not just sex-related issues) to the youth of Alameda County.
California Youth Crisis Line
24 hour counseling, support and information for ages 12-24
(800) 843-5200
Coalition for Positive Sexuality
Safer sex, STDs, pregnancy, and sexual orientation, with free online pamphlets
Cole Street Youth Clinic
Free/low-cost youth services (12-22 years old) including: family planning, GYN, STD testing & treatment, confidential HIV testing, & some primary care
555 Cole St. (@ Haight)
Hours: M-F 9:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
(415) 386-9398
Dimensions Free Queer Youth Health Clinic
Offers low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25
3850 17th Street (Castro-Mission Health Center)
Hours: Thursdays, 5-8 p.m., Saturday 12-3
(415) 487-7589
GLBT National Youth Talkline
Provides peer support, health, and sexuality information for queer youth, 25 and under.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30pm – Midnight
(800) 246-PRIDE
GLBTQ Youth Listening Line
Staffed by peer counselors, information, support, referrals for GLBTQ youth (under 23 only)
Hours: Mon-Fri 4 pm-10 pm Eastern
(800) 399-PEER (English and Spanish)
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel, published by Free Spirit Publishing [Buy]
ISBN 1575421267
Go Ask Alice!
Excellent Q&As on sexuality, sexual health and relationships as well as general health
Health Initiatives for Youth
Young men and women’s health, and queer youth health
Hip Mama
A magazine with political commentary and tales from the front lines of motherhood. Includes a subsite called Girl Mom with dialogue and encouragement for people dealing about the unique challenges of teen parenting.
I Wanna Know
Offers information on sexual health for for teens and young adults from the American Social Health Association
It’s Your (Sex) Life
Kaiser Family Foundation-written online pamphlet for teens; now run by MTV. The material is broken down into sections on the site or you can download the whole pamphlet in PDF format.
It’s a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe and in Charge by Mavis Jukes, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers [Buy]
A guide to sex-related issues for prepubescent and adolescent girls.
ISBN 0679873929
Activities, tutoring, recreation, health and sex ed for GLBTQ youth
127 Collingwood St., SF (btwn 18th and 19th)
(415) 703-6150
LYRIC Queer Youth Talk Line
A talk line for young people, 23 or under. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. Sponsored by LYRIC.
Hours: Mon-Sat 6:30-9 pm. Also offers 24-hour recorded info for queer youth.
(415) 863-3636
Laura’s Playground
An online community offering support and resources for everyone under the transgender umbrella. Includes resources aimed at teens as well as adults and offers online support for people in crisis.
Like It Is
British sex ed site for teens
Midwest Teen Sex Show
A video show about teen sexuality.
National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth
News, FAQs, outreach and support for queer teens
New Generation Youth Center
GYN and primary care for young women and men under age 24
625 Potrero (btwn 18th and 19th)
Hours: M 9a.m.-3:30p.m., Tu 11a.m.-5:30p.m., W 9a.m.-4p.m. (male clinic), Th 9a.m.-3:45p.m., F 9a.m.-4:30p.m.
(415) 502-8336
Planned Parenthood
An excellent resource nationwide for information about STDs, contraception, family planning, and abortion. They have offices and doctors nationwide and their web site can tell you your closest office from your zip code. They are a good place for anonymous local STD (including HIV) tests.
S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College by Heather Corinna, published by Marlowe & Company [Buy]
From the founder and editor of Scarleteen, this guide is full of sexuality information geared toward junior high, high school, and college aged youths of all genders and orientations.
ISBN 1600940102
Scarleteen: Sex Education for Teens
An attractive site with excellent sex education for teens. Includes basic introductory information about boys and girls bodies, and answers many of their questions. Provides on-line forums for teens to ask questions.
Sex, Etc.
For teens, by teens
Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s teen page for questions about sexuality, relationships, and body image. Includes a section by teens, for teens
Teenage Health Resource Line
Staffed by Stanford Hospital’s nurses; also accepts e-mails at (teenhealth<at>
Hours: 12-8pm weekdays, 8am-8pm weekends
(888) 711-TEEN
STDs, birth control, anatomy, and a glossary of terms
Planned Parenthood’s teen Website
The Guy Book: An Owner’s Manual by Mavis Jukes, published by Crown Books for Young Readers [Buy]
This guide for prepubescent and adolescent boys provides sex information in the style of a car manual.
ISBN 0679890289
The “What’s Happening to My Body” Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras, published by Newmarket [Buy]
Earlier editions of this book were subtitled “a Growing-up Guide for Parents and Sons”.
ISBN 1557047650
The “What’s Happening to My Body” Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras, published by Newmarket [Buy]
Earlier editions of this book were subtitled “a Growing-up Guide for Parents and Daughters”.
ISBN 1557047642
Trevor Project
24 hour suicide and crisis Hotline for Queer and Questioning Youth
866.4.U.Trevor (866-488-7386)
A Young Woman’s Survival Guide by Health Initiatives For Youth [Buy]
ISBN 0978686705