Resources

Resources

General Health info for ages 13-25

General health: www.youngwomenshealth.org

http://www.acog.org/For_Patients

Immunization: http://www.vaccineinformation.org/

General Health, STD’s and sexuality:   http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teen-talk

Teen HIV :  www.adolescentaids.org

Health, Legal Rights, and Teens: http://www.nyclu.org/issues/reproductive-rights/minors-rights

Sexuality:  www.sexetc.org

Scarleteen: inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults : http://www.scarleteen.com/

Teen Sexual Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teensexualhealth.htm

Healthy Teen Network:   http://www.healthyteennetwork.org

Go Ask Alice: http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/

Brown Health Education: http://brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/

The Labia Library: http://www.labialibrary.org.au/your-labia/

 Guardian Video Series on Sexuality (AMAZING) - The Vagina Dispatches

Culture Reframed: addressing hyper-sexualized pop culture and pervasive online pornography

 

General  health info ages 21-80

National Women’s Health Information Center:  www.womenshealth.gov

Planned Parenthood: www.plannedparenthood.org

March of Dimes; pregnancy health and birth defects: www.marchofdimes.com

American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)   http://www.acog.org/For_Patients

Centers for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov

UPTODATE (requires a subscription, but excellent source of information)   http://www.uptodate.com

The Labia Library: http://www.labialibrary.org.au/your-labia/

 Guardian Video Series on Sexuality (AMAZING) – The Vagina Dispatches

Culture Reframed: addressing hyper-sexualized pop culture and pervasive online pornography

 

 Alternative and Complementary Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine   http://www.nccam.nih.gov/health/whatiscam

New York Presbyterian Hospital Center   http://nyp.org/services/complementary.html

Acupuncture Society of New York   http://www.asny.org/

 

 

Sexuality / Sexual dysfunction

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health

The Labia Library: http://www.labialibrary.org.au/your-labia/

 Guardian Video Series on Sexuality (AMAZING) - The Vagina Dispatches

Culture Reframed: addressing hyper-sexualized pop culture and pervasive online pornography

 

 

Contraception

If you are having trouble getting your contraceptives covered by your insurance go to: www.coverher.org

Planned Parenthood: www.plannedparenthood.org

Bedsider Birth Control Support Network – compare methods, automatic reminders, and more: https://bedsider.org/

IUD’s: General IUD info (Video) and Myths about IUDs

Liletta  – available in our office in 24-28 hours

Paragard – available in our office in 24-48 hours

Mirena

Skyla

Emergency Contraception: http://www.getthepill.com/    http://www.planbonestep.com/

Implanon: www.implanon-usa.com

Go Ask Alice: http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/

Brown Health Education: http://brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/sexual_health/

NEW Caya Diaphragm:

Atlantic Monthly Article: How the new, very purple “Caya” is trying to make an old-fashioned birth-control option relevant again

www.Caya.us.com

Diaphragm update: http://www.cervicalbarriers.org/

Ortho All-Flex Diaphragm:  discontinued in the US by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in December 2013.

Milex Wide-Seal Diaphragm: must be ordered individually by pharmacy. No longer widely stocked

 Caya single-size diaphragm (called SILCS during design and clinical validation stages) has received United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) clearance for marketing.  See Caya:

 http://sites.path.org/rhtech/silcs-diaphragm/

 http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/07/01/new-diaphragm-hits-u-s-market-first-time-50-years/

http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014/09/fda-approves-diaphragm/

 

Pregnancy

Choices in Childbirth

March of Dimes

Mayo Clinic

Our Bodies Our Selves

 

Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy Loss Support Program

Seleni Institute

 

Child bearing resources for gay couples:

Its conceivable now – insemination/ surrogacy/ adoption

 

Pap Smears (normal and abnormal)

American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology fact sheets

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals Fact Sheets

Understanding HPV Vaccines

Understanding Pap test results

 Mayo Clinic

 

STDs / HIV

Planned Parenthood: www.plannedparenthood.org

Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdcnpin.org/stdawareness/

American Social Health Association: www.ashastd.org

NEW RESEARCH LINKING HAIR REMOVAL TO STDs

 

Genital Herpes:

Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htm

American Social Health Association: http://www.ashastd.org/std-sti/Herpes.html

Health Line  http://www.healthline.com/channel/genital-herpes.html

Herpes Support Network: free public support community for people affected by the herpes virus

http://www.herpes-coldsores.com

 Yoshi2me  “Herpes Help – Because Having Herpes Doesn’t Define You!”

http://www.yoshi2me.com/

My Heart Dances: Counseling and Coaching for women with specific services for women with herpes

www.myheartdances.com

 

Anonymous STD notification to partners

www.inspot.org

 

 

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology fact sheet  http://www.acog.org/~/media/For Patients

General Info:  www.youngwomenshealth.org/pcosinfo

Androgen Excess Society : www.AE-society.org

 

 

Endometriosis:

Endometriosis Foundation http://www.endofound.org

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology endometriosis  http://www.acog.org/~/media/For Patients

 

 

 Vaginisumus/Vulvodynia

General Info:  www.vaginismus.com

National Vulvodynia Association: www.nva.org

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology fact sheet  http://www.acog.org/~/media/For Patients

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health: www.isswsh.org

Mental Health/ Addiction

Women and Mental Health: http://www.womensmentalhealth.org

A Women’s Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation

http://www.recoveryconnection.org/alcohol-drug-rehab-for-women/

Addiction Institute of New York  http://www.addictioninstituteny.org/

Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety with Yoga http://www.vapeworld.com/guide-to-yoga-for-anxiety-treatment

Effects of illegal drugs by type: https://www.acls.net/effects-of-drugs.htm


 

 

Resources for parents of teens

American Academy of Pediatrics  http://www.aap.org/en-us/aap-store/parent-resources

Immunization: http://www.vaccineinformation.org/

School issues:  www.healthinschools.org

Child development and parenting:  www.aboutourkids.org

HIV and Teens :  www.adolescentaids.org

Healthy Teen Network:  http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/

Teen Drug Evolution: A Parents Resource Guide http://www.lakeviewhealth.com/teen-drug-evolution-a-parents-resource-guide.php

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/

Culture Reframed Parents Program: addressing hyper-sexualized pop culture and pervasive online pornography: http://www.culturereframed.org/compose-yourself/

 

Resources for Menopausal Women

North American Menopause Society: www.menopause.org

Red Hot Mamas: www.redhotmamas.org

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology   http://pause.acog.org/

An app to help you decide on treatment for menopause symptoms (no really!!)

 

 

 

Rape/Drug Facilitated Assault:

It happens everywhere, everyday, and every minute to women and men of all ages.

Sexual assault is any type of sexual activity that a person does not agree to.
It can include inappropriate touching, vaginal penetration, sexual intercourse, rape, and attempted rape.

The Basics:

Club drugs: http://www.rehabilitation-center.org/addiction-resources/popular-club-drugs.html

What counts as assault?http://brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/sexual_assault_&_dating_violence/index.php

FOR MORE INFO AND RESOURCES CLICK HERE

 

 

Domestic violence

NYC Government’s domestic abuse info:  www.nyc.gov

Sanctuary for families: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org/