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GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION

 Washington State Teen Line
1-877-345-TEEN (8336) can refer teens to information about alcohol/drugs, life skills, family support and legal aid, sexual abuse, pregnancy prevention and support, STD/HIV testing and crisis counseling.

Washingteen Help 

Everything changes when you have a baby. Find support, learn about your choices and apply for state benefit programs. Want to talk to a real person?  Call 1-800-322-2588

Teen Health Resources
A directory of Teen Health resources.


TeensHealth
This site gives "doctor-approved" and "jargon-free" information and advice about numerous health issues that range from basic nutrition to what to do about warts.

BIRTH CONTROL AND SEXUAL HEALTH

Alan Guttmacher Institute
This is the site to visit if you're doing a report about issues relating to birth control, sexual behavior and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Girl-Mom
This site from the publishers of the magazine HipMama is for teen moms. It's edited and written by teen moms who give insight into what teenage parenting is like.

Pregnancy Centers
This site offers information and assistance for pregnant women from a pro-life perspective.

Scarleteen
"Sex positive teen information."

Teen In-Site - National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy
This site provides many facts and figures about teen pregnancy in the U.S. and also includes quotes from teens across the country about their sexual choices.

Teenwire
"This is your private place on the Internet where you can get information and news about teen sexuality, sexual health, and relationships." From Planned Parenthood.

True Love Waits
"True Love Waits is an international campaign designed to challenge students to remain sexually abstinent until marriage."

BODY IMAGE AND EATING DISORDERS

Ask the Dietitian

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association

GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER

It Gets Better
A project that encourages respect for everyone, and lets teen know that if they are being bullied now, there is still hope for a bright future.

Safe Schools Coalition
"The mission of The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth is to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation."