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Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (800) 230-PLAN Find the nearest clinic providing reproductive health services (birth control, STI screenings, HIV testing, prenatal care, etc.), including confidential services for teens. http://www.plannedparenthood.org

STI Resource Center Hotline

STI Resource Center Hotline (800) 227-8922 Provides anonymous, confidential information on sexually transmitted diseases and infections and how to prevent them. Also provides referrals to clinical and other services. Run by the CDC.

Teen Sexual Health Newsletter

Teen Sexual Health Newsletter Questions and Answers from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Brooklyn District Public Health Office. http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/dpho/teen-sex-facts.pdf


Post Exposure Prophylaxis or PEP, is an emergency treatment that can help reduce your chances of becoming permanently infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) after you have been possibly exposed. http://pepnow.org/

Topic Tuesday: Crabs/Pubic Lice

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Topic Tuesday: Trichomoniasis

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Topic Tuesday: Hepatitis

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Topic Tuesday: HSV-2

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Topic Tuesday: HSV-1

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Topic Tuesday: What is HPV?

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