Be Boldly Informed
Navigate your health with confidence
Explore resources that simplify navigating personal relationships and making informed reproductive health choices. Simple, direct and packed with essential insights, this is your go-to hub for confidently tackling the important health conversations in your life.
Adolescence Means Change
Adolescence is a time of enormous transition. Here’s everything you need to know about adolescent development.
Sex Ed Teaching
Many parents have questions about how sex ed is taught in schools. This downloadable Toolkit can help you get answers.
You Can Make A Difference
Do you want to be an ally to transgender and nonbinary youth? This document from the Trevor Project can show you how.
Know the facts about homelessness and LGBTQIA+ youth. This infographic tells the story in meaningful stats.
LGBTQIA+ People Of Color
1 in 3 LGBTQIA+ persons identify themselves as people of color. Here’s information that can help you better understand and support them.
Sex And Disabilities
Do you have questions about sex education for young people with disabilities? This report from Advocates for Youth offers info and resources for parents and guardians.
Connect With Your Teen About Sex
Going beyond “The Talk”. Learn how to have a deeper, more informed discussion with your teen about sex.
Síntomas del cáncer Ginecológico
Cada forma de cáncer ginecológico presenta síntomas diferentes. Los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades ofrecen estos detalles.
Each form of gynecologic cancer has different symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control offers these details.
Family History And Cancer
Your family history can reveal a lot about your risk for developing gynecologic cancer. Learn what information to collect and how to gather it.
About Cervical Cancer
The Centers for Disease Control offers this great resource with everything you need to know about cervical cancer.
About Ovarian Cancer
Each year, approximately 21,000 women in the US get ovarian cancer. Learn about what it is, risk factors and signs and symptoms.
About Uterine Cancer
Maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active can lower your risk of getting uterine cancer. Learn more here.
About Vaginal Cancer
Vaginal and vulvar cancers are very rare, accounting for 6-7 percent of gynecologic cancers in the US. But it’s good to learn about them and a vaccine for possible prevention.
Breastfeeding And You
Breastmilk is the best food for your baby. And it’s healthier for you, too! Here’s a new mom’s guide to breastfeeding basics.
Breastfeeding And Dads
Breastfeeding requires time, patience and teamwork. Here’s a resource that answers breastfeeding questions for dads.
Healthy Eating For Kids
A nutritious meal is important for everyone. But especially kids. Here are 6 simple tips centered around healthy eating for your youngsters.
Birth Control Effectiveness
If you’re sexually active, learn about the effectiveness of various birth control methods.
Si eres sexualmente activo, infórmate sobre la eficacia de los distintos métodos anticonceptivos.
Sometimes an “Oops” just happens. Learn about emergency contraception that works after sex.
Anticoncepción De Urgencia
A veces, un “¡Ups!” simplemente ocurre. Infórmate sobre los anticonceptivos de emergencia que funcionan después de mantener relaciones sexuales.
Pros and cons about the most popular materials for sexual lubricants.
Safe Use Of Lube
There’s a lot to know about lube. Here’s an all-in-one guide to using lube safely.
Fertility Awareness Methods
There are natural ways to prevent pregnancy. Learn about Fertility Awareness Methods.
About Natural Family Planning
There are a variety of Fertility Awareness Methods. Find out which method might be right for you.
Breastfeeding And Fertility
Does breastfeeding affect my fertility? The answer is “Yes,” but there’s much more to learn in this resource.
Breastfeeding As Birth Control
Breastfeeding can be an effective form of birth control. Learn all about the Lactational Amenorrhea Method.
Trying to decide if you’re ready to come out? This Trevor Project handbook can help.
Additional information on using gender pronouns. Always ask someone their pronouns.
Gender terms and how to use them. Your friends will thank you.
Pick your pleasure. Here’s a flow chart to help you have safer sex.
The Gender Unicorn
It’s not a mythological creature. Maybe it’s you.
Time For A Well Visit
Your doctor may conduct several test during your well visit. Understand what they are and why they’re important.
Your Mental Health Matters
You should never feel alone when it comes to your mental health. Here are some ways to manage stress and anxiety.
Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle
It’s important to learn about your period. Know what’s happening in your body and when to ask for help.
Planning For Pregnancy
Have you thought about goals for when you are pregnant? Take steps for a healthier you and baby-to-be.
So You Want To Get Pregnant?
Your menstrual cycle determines your chances of getting pregnant. Learn more about your cycle and what to do if you’re having a hard time getting pregnant.
Pregnancy And Covid
If you have COVID-19 you may have questions about getting pregnant. The CDC recommends these important actions to improve your health and the health of your baby.
The Relationships Spectrum
All relationships exist on a spectrum. It’s good to understand the levels and where you are on the spectrum.
Sharing Healthy Relationships
A relationship behavior is probably healthy if it’s presented without conditions or pressure. Learn how relationships are shaped by R.E.S.T.
Intro To PrEP
If you don’t have HIV but are at risk, PrEP can help you stay free from HIV.
You Need To Know About PEP
If you may have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, talk to a healthcare provider about PEP right away.
What Is A Dental Dam?
If you’re planning on having oral sex, consider using a dental dam to prevent STI infection.
Common STI Myths
Many sexually active young people think they won’t get an STI. It’s time to get yourself talking about STI misunderstandings.
The Myth of Trans Regrets
Are you or someone you know considering transitioning? Uncover some of the myths here.
Facts About Fertility Awareness
Fertility awareness-based family planning methods are all about tracking your menstrual cycle to determine the days that you can get pregnant. The tricky part is actually knowing when those days are.
The Temperature Method
This natural family planning approach helps you predict when you’re going to ovulate by tracking the changes in your body temperature during your menstrual cycle.
The Cervical Mucus Method
A Look At The Calendar Method
This natural family planning method helps you predict your fertile days by tracking the length of your menstrual cycles over several months.
Consider The Standard Method
Are your cycles a certain length and regular? This simpler calendar method may work for you.
From too little milk to sore nipples, this link offers helpful info about numerous common breastfeeding issues.
Getting Pregnant While Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can keep you from ovulating, but it’s not a good idea to rely solely on breastfeeding to prevent pregnancy.
More On Breastfeeding And Your Fertility
Breastfeeding can have an effect on your fertility. While for some this is a positive, it can also be a source of frustration for those hoping to get pregnant again.
You Deserve A healthy Relationship
Healthy relationships depend on a few key things: healthy communication, healthy boundaries, mutual respect, and support for one another.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
You don’t have to put up with abuse. This hotline could be a lifesaver. It’s free, confidential… and available 24/7.
STI Fact Sheets
Do you have questions about sexually transmitted infections? These Fact Sheets from the CDC should be your go-to resource. In English and Espanol.
Learn About PrEP
HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. PrEP is medicine you can take to prevent getting HIV from sex or injection drug use.
Do You Think You’re Transgender?
1.6 million people in the U.S. do, too. This detailed guide helps you understand what it’s like being young and Trans.
Helping Young People Choose Birth Control
Tips For When It’s Time To Have “The Talk”
Youth who have regular conversations about sex are less likely to take risks with their sexual health. So it’s never too early and it’s never too late to start talking about sex and relationships.
Sexual Health Resources For Parents
Helpful resources for parents and caregivers with links to resources, support groups, peer networks, helplines, treatment locators, and advocacy opportunities.
Sexual Health Resources For Adolescents
Youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health resources with links to resources, support groups, peer networks, helplines, treatment locators, and advocacy opportunities.
Detect Breast And Cervical Cancer Early
Early detection is the best protection! All the details you need about the PA Department of Health’s free breast and cervical cancer screening program.
Breast And Cervical Cancer Treatment
Investigate this PA Department of Health program that [LINK] provides full health care benefits to uninsured individuals needing treatment for breast or cervical cancer. [/LINK]
HPV infections and cervical precancers have dropped since 2006, when HPV vaccines were first used in the US. Protect your child from certain cancers later in life with the HPV vaccine at age 11–12 years.
Originally founded as the PA Coalition Against Rape, Respect Together works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims.
Let’s End Domestic Violence
The PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence helps you understand the signs of abuse and offers resources to help you overcome it.
Futures Without Violence
Family Planning Assistance
The PA Department of Health Family Planning Services program provides for certain family planning-related services, pharmaceuticals and supplies to men and women who are not otherwise eligible for Medical Assistance.
Welcome To Pennie
Pennie is PA’s official healthcare marketplace so Pennsylvanians have a better and more affordable experience getting health insurance.
Looking for a family planning clinic near you? Search by zip code with our easy-to-use clinic locator.
Explore Your Birth Control Choices
With so many birth control options out there, it may be difficult to know what to choose. Use our filter to select from options that fit your lifestyle and needs.