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Resources: Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Winter 2002/2003

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 130 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036-7802. Phone: 212-819-9770. Fax: 212-819-9776. E-mail: siecus@siecus.org. Web site: http://www.siecus.org. SIECUS is a non-profit national organization founded in 1964 to affirm sexuality as a natural and healthy part of life. SIECUS develops, collects and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the rights of individuals to make responsible choices.

Advocates for Youth, 1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005. Phone: 202-347-5700. Fax: 202-347-2263. E-mail: info@advocatesforyouth.org. Web site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org. Advocates for Youth, a not-for-profit, youth-centered reproductive health organization, is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.

Kaisernetwork.org, a Web site established by the Kaiser Family Foundation to help fulfill its mission of providing information on national health issues to policymakers, the media, and the general public.

People for the American Way Foundation, 2000 M St., NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 20036. Phone: 202-467-4999. Fax: 202-293-2672. E-mail: pfaw@pfaw.org. Web site: http://www.pfaw.org. People for the American Way is a nonpartisan constitutional liberties organization that monitors the activities of the Religious Right. Its annual report, "Attacks on the Freedom to Learn," highlights attacks on comprehensive sexuality education as well as other censorship attempts in public schools nationwide.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 810 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-7800. Fax: 212-245-1845. E-mail: communications@ppfa.org. Web site: www.ppfa.org. Planned Parenthood's national office and local affiliates provide technical assistance to local communities working in support of comprehensive sexuality education.

Othmer Institute at Planned Parenthood of New York City, 26 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012. Phone: 212-274-7283. Fax: 212-274-7276. E-mail: info@othmerinstitute.org. Web site: http://www.othmerinstitute.org. The research arm of Planned Parenthood of New York City, the Othmer Institute is dedicated to promoting the advancement of reproductive freedom and healthy sexuality through innovative programs and ideas.

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, 1156 15th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 2005. Phone: 202-973-3000. Fax: 202-973-3096. E-mail: naral@naral.org. Web site: www.naral.org. NARAL, the political arm of the pro-choice movement, conducts legal and policy research, public education campaigns and leadership training. Its mission calls for promoting policies, such as sexuality education, that make abortion less necessary. NARAL's 1995 Sexuality Education in America: A State-by-State Review," was the first national survey of sex education laws.

"SEX, etc." A free, online sexuality and health newsletter written by teens for teens. "Sex, etc." is published by the Network for Family Life Education, Rutgers University, 41 Gordon Rd. Suite A, Piscataway, New Jersey, 08854. Phone: 732-445-7929. Fax: 732-445-7970. E-mail: netfle@rci.rutgers.edu. The network is a coalition of public, private and nonprofit agencies that support family life education, including comprehensive instruction about human sexuality, in school and community settings.

The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 120 Wall St., New York, NY 10005. Phone: 212-248-1111. Fax: 212-248-1951. E-mail: info@guttmacher.org. Web site: http://www.agi-usa.org. The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a not-for-profit corporation that conducts research on reproductive and public health, and analyzes related public policy. The Institute publishes the journals "Family Planning Perspectives" and "International Family Planning Perspectives."

No New Money For Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs, www.nonewmoney.org. A Web site sponsored by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, Advocates for Youth, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America designed to educate policymakers on issues around sexuality education.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: 202-478-8500. Fax: 202-478-8588. E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org. Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org. The group's goal is to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy by one-third between 1996 and 2005.

Winter 2002/2003