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Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s 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.

  •   Sexual Health Education

Bedsider.org

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.

  •   Birth Control

Boston Student Rights

Boston Student Rights is an app designed by and for BPS students to help them understand their rights, suspension and expulsion policies, and stay connected to other students in the district.

BPS We Dream Together

Visit BPS We Dream Together to get information and resources meant for immigrant and undocumented students and their families. There are several resources to help support immigrant and undocumented families during COVID-19.

  •   Immigrant & Undocumented Students

Condomology

Condomology, in its simplest form, is the study of condoms. Our goal is simple: to ensure that people have fact-based information in clear, understandable speak that we can all use and share

  •   Condoms

CopeCode Club

CopeCode Club is a campaign that supports Boston youth in identifying healthy ways to cope with feelings and situations that stressful.

  •   Mental Health

Mass 211

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).

  •   *Open During COVID-19*
  •   Uncategorized

MTV’s It’s Your (Sex) Life & Get Yourself Tested (GYT)

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.

  •   Birth Control
  •   Condoms
  •   Healthy Relationships
  •   HIV Testing
  •   Sexual Health Education
  •   STI Testing

Parent-Teen Relationships: Tips for Parents for Building a Good Relationship with Teens

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.

  •   Healthy Relationships

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts: Teen Page

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.

 

 

  •   Birth Control
  •   Healthy Relationships
  •   HIV Testing
  •   Sexual Health Education
  •   STI Testing

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Basic information about PEP for HIV including frequently asked questions.

  •   PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)

Postpartum Support International

A nonprofit organization that promotes awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing.

 

  •   Parenting

Project Inform: Women & PrEP

Women & PrEP is a set of three videos that provides the nuts and bolts on cisgender women and PrEP – one in English and one in Spanish – as well as sexual health information for transgender women.

  •   PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
  •   Sexual Health Education

Roo: The Sexual Health Chatbox from Planned Parenthood

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.

  • Chat with a Health Educator text “PPNOW” to 774636
  • Chat with a Sexuality Expert text “Roo” to 22422

Samaritans Helpline

The Samaritans Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you to call or text anytime. The services are free, confidential, and anonymous. You can call or text the helpline for any reason.

  •   Mental Health

Scarleteen

A website providing sex and relationship information and support for young people.

Sex, Etc.

Website and magazine designed to help teens with answers to their question about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more.

  •   Birth Control
  •   Condoms
  •   Sexual Health Education

The Trans Lifeline

A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

  •   LGBTQ+

The Trevor Project

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.

  • TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text START to 678678.
  • Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Mental Health