Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) -- a national organization that supports and helps in the development of effective sexuality education programs -- lots of good resources and links.

Facts on American Teens' Sexual and Reproductive Health -- A 2006 Guttmacher Instititue report with lots of valuable information.

Advocates for Youth -- a national organization that provides valuable information and programs that address critical youth issues of sexuality -- includes lesson plans for sex educators and addresses issues of culture and diversity.

Let's Talk about Sex: Why Aren't We Telling Kids the Full Story -- a good collection of articles raising questions about the federal government's emphasis on "abstinence only" sex education, despite the research evidence that "abstinence plus" programs are more effective.

Young People and Sex: Parents, Can We Talk? -- listen to a news radio segment that includes interviews with teens about their interactions with parents about sex -- parents aren't talking to youth.

Abstinence Education: Efforts to Assess the Accuracy and Effectiveness of Federally Funded Programs -- a 2006 study conducted by the Government Accounting Agency (U.S. gov't) that found there is little scientific evidence in support of abstinence-only sex ed programs and much of the information presented in them -- i.e., a federal gov't evaluation of the government's approach to sex ed has found it lacking.

Comprehensive Sex Education -- an article in favor of a comprehensive, "abstinence-plus" approach.

SexEdLibrary -- a collection of sexual education lesson plans provided by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). This website contains current statistics and facts on condom use, STI rates, and program efficacy.

Schools Need Sexuality Education Programs -- a journal article citing reasons for instituting sexuality education programs in schools.

Averting HIV and AIDS -- website sponsored by AVERT, an international AIDS charity.

Quick Response to Study of Abstinence Education --  results of a study on 662 African American urban middle school students and the effect that abstinence only education had on them.

Abstinence Only Programs Might Work, Study Says -- results and analysis of a study on 662 African American urban middle school students and the effect that abstinence only education had on them.

Women's E-News: Gay Teens Ignored by High School Sex Ed Class -- a 2002 article that discusses the difficult task of incorporating homosexual education into class curriculum.

Sex Education in America -- a poll about attitudes toward sex education and a radio talk show about the topic -- includes many other links to relevant pieces from National Public Radio.

Sexuality Education -- an online resource center by Planned Parenthood -- includes lots of teaching ideas and information.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy -- data, news, ideas, and links.

Parenting Help for Teens Online -- information and answers to questions directed at teen parents.

Kids Health -- useful site for parents, teens and younger children.

AIDS Education and Research Trust -- useful information about AIDS and HIV.

National Institute of Health -- useful information and resources.

Safer Sex -- an online journal of research and perspective.

Some Good Books and Articles

Bradley, L., Jarchow, E. & Robinson, B. 1999. All About Sex: The School Counselor's Guide to Handling Tough Adolsecent Problems. Corwin Press.

Carrera, M., et al. 2000. Knowledge about Reproduction, Contraception, and Sexually Transmitted Infection Among Young Adolescents in American Cities. Social Policy, 30(3): 41.

Dailard, C. 2001. Sex Education: Politicians, Parents, Teachers and Teens. The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy. The Guttmacher Institute.

Doyle, J. 2008.  Improving Sexual Health Education for Young People with Learning Disabilities. Pediatric Nursing, 20(4):26.

Ebony Magazine, 2000. What You Should Tell Your Child About Sex and Love. Ebony, 55(4): 62

Egendorf, L. 1999. Teens at Risk: Opposing Viewpoints. Greenhaven Press.

Forrest, S., Vicki, S. and Oakley, A. 2004. What Do Young People Want From Sex Education? The Results of a Needs Assessment from a Peer-Led Sex Education Program. in Culture, Health & Sexuality. Taylor & Francis.

Hadley, A. 1998. How to Cut Teenage Pregnancies. New Statesman, November, 127: 24.

Hatcher, R. 1995. Safely Sexual. Irvington.

Kirby, D. 2002. Effective Approaches to Reducing Adolescent Unprotected Sex, Pregnancy, and Childbearing. The Journal of Sex Research. ETR Associates.

Kirby, D. 2002. The Impact of Schools and School Programs upon Adolescent Sexual Behavior. The Journal of Sex Research. ETR Associates.

Ladika, S. 2000. Not Your Mother's Sex Education. Europe, February, p. 41.

Landry, D. J., Kaeser, L., & Richards, C. L. 1999. Abstinence Promotion and the Provision of Information About Contraception in Public School District Sexuality Education Policies. Family Planning Perspectives. The Guttmacher Institute.

Lawson, A. & Rhode, D. (Eds.) 1993. The Politics of Pregnancy: Adolescent Sexuality and Public Policy. Yale University Press.

Levy, A. 2005. Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. New York: Free Press.

Martin, K. 1996. Puberty, Sexuality, and the Self: Boys and Girls at Adolescence. Routledge.

Michener, J. 1995. Sex Education: A Success in Our Social Studies Class. The Clearing House, 69(2): 95.

Moran, J. 2000. Teaching Sex: The Shaping of Adolescence in the 20th Century. Harvard University Press.

Ogletree, R. 1995. An Assessment of 23 Selected School-Based Sexuality Curricula. Journal of School Health, 65(5): 186.

Perrin, K., & Bernecki-DeJoy, S. 2003. Abstinence-Only Education: How We Got Here and Where We're Going. Journal of Public Health Policy. Palgrave Macmillan.

Pfeiffer, M. 2009. 'That's Nasty' to Curiosity: Early Adolescent Cognitions about Sexual Abstinence. Journal of Adolescent Health, 575-581.

Plante, R. (2006). Sexualities in Context: A Social Perspective. New York: Westview Press.

Rasmussen, M. 2005. Becoming Subjects: Sexualities and Secondary Schooling. Routledge.

Ridini, S. 1998. Health and Sexuality Education in Schools: The Process of Social Change. Greenwood Publishing Group.

Schmitt, B. 2008. Sex Education for Young Children. Clinical Reference Systems.

Shore, K. 1998. Special Kids: Problem Solvers (working with students with AIDS/HIV). Prentice Hall.

Washington, H. 2007. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. Doubleday.

Winikoff, B. & Wymelenberg, S. 1997. The Whole Truth About Contraception. National Academy of Sciences.