We don’t need to tell you that health is important. But trans and queer youth have different health needs than our heterosexual and cisgender peers. The resources below can help you make sure that your health needs are being taken care of by people who understand those needs. So, check out these resources, learn from them, and teach your peers. Let’s create a safe and healthy community.
LGBTQ-Specific Youth Sexual Health Information
Sex, etc.: Sex, etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! They have an LGBTQ+ specific section, and make sure to subscribe to their magazine!
Advocates for Youth: Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health and provide resources, curriculum, and more for youth to get involved in advocacy.
I Wanna Know: I Wanna Know offers information on sexual health for teens and young adults. Get facts, support, resources, answers to your questions, referrals, and access to in-depth information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), healthy relationships, and more.
Youth Sexual Health Information
Go Ask Alice! : Go Ask Alice! is a health question & answer internet resource with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives, enabling youth to make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and is not meant to replace consultation with a healthcare professional.
HIV & STI Testing
GYT: Get Yourself Tested: GYT is a campaign that provides the facts on STIs, testing, and protection, as well as tips to help young people talk with their partners, parents, and healthcare provides. GYT has a testing center locator provided by the CDC.
HIV.gov: Enter your 5-digit ZIP code into the services locator to find an HIV Testing Site near you. You can also call 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636) to find a location near you.
Teen Source: Teen source provides inclusive and comprehensive sex education resources for CA teens. You can enter in your zip code to find the nearest clinic that provides low to no cost sexual health services.