Sexual Health Resources

This page contains public links to sites that are used and recommended by the HERO staff. This information is for educational purposes only and not intended to replace the advice of trained professionals.

  • American Sexual Health Association

    The American Sexual Health Association's website provides information about many STIs, decreasing your risk, talking to your health care provider and your partner. Web-based interactive services provide information, counseling and referrals on sensitive health topics, such as STIs and cervical cancer prevention.

  • Go Ask Alice

    This website, run by health educators at Columbia University, has a wealth of information on many topics, including STDs. Either search your question or submit your question to be answered.

  • Bedsider

    Bedsider is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Power to Decide works to ensure that every young person has the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant—increasing their opportunity to pursue the future they want.

  • Planned Parenthood

    Planned Parenthood delivers programs, resources, and tools in classrooms, communities and online that help people make informed choices about their sexuality and relationships, so they can lead full and healthy lives. They are committed to advancing the health of young people in this country by providing comprehensive sex education that is medically accurate, culturally responsive, equitable and accessible — as well as inclusive of varying gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations.