Sexual Health Links
Links to other websites are offered as sources of additional information. The City of Milwaukee Health Department may not support all information provided by the sites. Please consult your medical care provider with specific medical questions.
STIs / HIV Websites
It's Your (Sex) Life (Sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation)
Itsyoursexlife.com is the official website of MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Emmy Award winning It’s Your (Sex) Life public information campaign. Sex can be one of life’s most fulfilling experiences. But whether or not you’re sexually active, there is information you should have to help you set your own boundaries and make your own choices about sexual activity.
I Wanna Know (Sponsored by American School Health Association)
Iwannaknow.org offers information on sexual health for teens and young adults. This is where you will find the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions, find referrals, and get access to in-depth information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), healthy relationships, and more.
For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.
Info for Teens (Sponsored by Planned Parenthood)
Advocates for Youth
Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.
Go Ask Alice (Sponsored by Columbia University)
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource.
Kids Health (Sponsored by the Nemours Foundation)
If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is among the largest and most comprehensive AIDS service agencies in the country.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Sexually Transmitted Disease Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
CDC STD Treatment Guidelines
LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents, Counselors, and Social Workers (Ohio University)
This page will help you to better understand the issues that LGBTQ youth can face and expose you to resources that may be helpful if there is an LGBTQ young person in your life. You will find this information especially helpful if you are a foster parent, counselor, or social worker who works with LGBTQ youth.
The Guttmacher Institute continues to advance sexual and reproductive health in the United States and worldwide through an interrelated program of social science research, policy analysis and public education designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policy and program development.
Contraception / Emergency Contraception
The Emergency Contraception Website
The mission of Bridging the Gap Foundation is to improve reproductive health and contraceptive decision-making of women and men by providing up-to-date educational resources to the physicians, nurses and public health leaders of tomorrow.
Since 1998, the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has been a home to the LGBT population of metro Milwaukee, providing culturally sensitive and competent educational, social, and health and wellness services that meet the needs of LGBT youth, adults and their allies.
Youth Guide (A website of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition)
The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.
Parents and Educators
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and district surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments. Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
SIECUS affirms that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one that is worthy of dignity and respect. We advocate for the right of all people to accurate information, comprehensive education about sexuality, and sexual health services. SIECUS works to create a world that ensures social justice and sexual rights.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotlines' free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual violence; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual violence, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
WCASA works to ensure that every victim in Wisconsin gets the support and care they need. WCASA also works to create the social change necessary to ensure a future where no child, woman or man is ever sexually violated again.