Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young peoples rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.
Bedsider is an online birth control support network for women 18-29. The goal is to help women find the method of birth control that’s right for them and learn how to use it consistently and effectively. The site has information about birth control methods to explore methods, compare methods and answers questions; learn where to get it including at health centers, over the counter emergency contraception; and reminders for birth control reminders and appointment reminders.
Mass 211 is a hotline that connects you to information about resources in your community.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Mass 211 is an easy way to find or give help in your community.
Mass 211 responds immediately during times of crisis, to field calls regarding the crisis and to direct callers to services most appropriate for their needs. If you are unable to reach 2-1-1 due to your telephone or cell phone carrier, a toll-free number is available 1-877-211-MASS (6277).
It’s Your (Sex) Life supports young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health. Online includes information about communication, the GYT (Get Yourself Tested) campaign, frequently asked questions, condoms, consent, STD treatment, HIV/AIDs, birth control, and shows. GYT encourages testing for STDs, including HIV and empowers young people to have an open dialogue about STDs.
Good parent-teen relationships include respect, understanding, trust, and concern. We can build good relationships with our teens by spending time together, keeping promises, using humor, and appreciating their efforts and strengths.
A website dedicated to teen health. Explore topics such as sex, puberty, preventing STDs & pregnancy, relationships, LGBTQ, sexual orientation, etc. There is an option to live chat in the site for any questions that are not answered on the page.
Roo answers all your awkward questions about sexual health, relationships, growing up, and more. Chatting with Roo is free and private, so go ahead and ask the things you don’t want to ask out loud.
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts also offers confidential text chats.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.