Websites That Can Help
We know young adults always have questions. Joni & Esther are ALWAYS available to you for those answers, so you can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. (And we want your questions to be the content of our next book, which is being written just for you!) In the meantime, here are some of the most reliable online sources for those answers.
www.scarleteen.com : One of the most comprehensive websites for information about healthy sexuality specifically geared for teens and young adults. We especially love their Pre-Sex Checklist, which can be found here: www.scarleteen.com/sites/files/scarleteen/yesnomaybe.pdf
www.chexout.com : A fabulous membership website where you can securely and anonymously share STD testing results with potential sex partners. Staying informed, playing safe, getting tested, and verifying your potentail partners get tested and are disease free is how we can accomplish that goal together! Join today - we've made it free! Choose full membership (a $25 value) and enter SEBCW as the promo code.
www.PlannedParenthood.org : The most consistent, informative and sex positive source for all things sexual, including contraception, disease prevention and men's health. You can also put in your zip code to find the clinic nearest you.
www.fc2femalecondom.com :This is the awesome educational website about the female condom. With tutorials about the product and great instructional info on how to use it, this site is a great resource for running a peer educator program about the FC2 and why it's a great option for barrier protection. FOR A FREE ONLINE TRAINING AND A FREE INTRO SUPPLY OF FEMALE CONDOMS FOR YOUR SCHOOL, GO TO WWW.FC2TRAINING.COM TODAY!
www.livethegreendot.com :This is an incredible site with a full training program on how to step up to prevent personal violence, rape and stalking on your campus. The founder, Dorothy Edwards, used to work at the University of Kentucky, where they also developed a Bystander Pledge everyone should sign. Here is the link to the pdf of the Pledge : http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/VIPCenter/downloads/BystanderPledge.pdf
www.gardasil.com : This is the website for information about the HPV Vaccine called Gardasil. Recommended for men and women ages 9-26, this vaccine protects against the four most virulent strains of genital HPV that lead to genital warts and cervical, penile, throat, and rectal cancer in both men and women. Get vaccinated, and fight for your campus health services to provide Gardasil to anyone who wants it. (If you want our help with that, email us at email@example.com and we will lead the Battle Cry!)
http://www.merck.com/merckhelps/vaccines/home.html : This is the link to Merck's vaccine assistance program, which can help to dramatically reduce the costs of the three shots of gardasil for students and other members of your community who qualify. The forms for the assistance program can be found here:
www.Iwantthekit.org : This is an amazing program for a home testing kit for chlamydia, trichomoniasis, and gonorrhea that is FREE for residents of Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and select counties of Illinois. Visit their great site for more information on the program!
www.thetrevorproject.org : A wonderful resource for anyone questioning their sexuality and considering suicide. Gay teens are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. Please know that we agree with everyone at The Trevor Project: life does get better and being gay is one aspect of your personality that deserves to be celebrated. You will find loving friends and a supportive community in the very near future. We are living proof of that!
www.circleof6app.com: With Circle of 6, you can connect with your friends to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens. The Circle of 6 app for iPhone and Android makes it quick and easy to reach the 6 friends you choose. Need help getting home? Need an interruption? Two touches lets your circle know where you are and how they can help. Icons represent actions; so that no one can tell what you’re up to. Designed for college students, it’s fast, easy-to-use and private. It’s the mobile way to look out for your friends, on campus or when you’re out for the night. Winner of the White House/HHS Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge!
www.theredflagcampaign.org : The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. The campaign was created using a “bystander intervention” strategy, encouraging friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs ("red flags") for dating violence in a friend’s relationship. The Campaign is a project of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, and was created by college students, college personnel, and community victim advocates. The Campaign is funded by grants from the Verizon Foundation, Verizon Wireless, Macy’s Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.