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Overall Sexual Education

Covers all subjects: birth control, STD testing, anatomy, relationships, etc.

Young Men’s Health
A site full of educational health information geared toward teen boys.

Young Women’s Health
A site full of educational health information geared toward teen girls.

Sex, Etc.
A site full of educational health information geared toward teens: Birth Control, Relationships, LGBT, and more.

A site full of information about the types of birth control available.

Stay Teen
A site full of educational information on all aspects of relationships geared towards all teens.

AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships.

Local Resources

WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence
A statewide network of community-based domestic violence programs and statewide offices working to end personal and institutional violence in the lives of women, children and men. This site offers quick exit option.

WV Foundation for Rape Information & Services
Provides contact and location information for the 9 rape crisis centers in WV. Information for victims including laws, advocacy and support groups, and more. This site offers quick exit option.

WV Family Planning Program
Provides information on STD Testing, Birth Control, a Clinic Finder and other information about services that can be provided through the family planning program.

WV CAN (Child Advocacy Network)
Provides information and guidance on child abuse; connecting the community to resource locations, and an explanation of processes in child protection.

Love Your Birth Control.
Know Your Options. Love Your Birth Control. The best birth control is the one you love.

Support/Advocacy Organizations (e.g. LGBT)

Advocates for Youth
Provides information that helps teens and young adults advocate for polices and champion programs involving rights to sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable services. It also promotes equity and equality for the youth. Topics and Issues covered: LGBT, abortion, STD’s, and many more.

Relationship Health

Love is Respect, the National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
Love is Respect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. This site offers quick exit option.

Support Hotlines

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

GLBT National Help Center Hotline:
1-888-THE-GLNH (843-4564)

The Youth Talk Line:
1-800-246-PRI(DE) (7443)

Love is Respect Hotline:
1-866-331-9474 or Text: loveis to 22522


STD Transmission Symptoms Treatment
Human papilloma virus (HPV)
Sex, skin-to-skin contact Can cause genital warts and various cancers Prevented by HPV vaccine, warts are treated with topical medication or surgical removal, cannot be cured
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)
Sex, skin-to-skin contact, mother-to-baby Painful ulcers on or around genitals, rectum, or mouth Antivirals (pills) can limit outbreaks; cannot be cured
Sex, mother-to-baby
  • Often no symptoms
  • Females
    • Abnormal vaginal discharge
    • Burning with urination
    • Can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Males
    • Discharge from penis
    • Burning with urination
    • Painful or swollen testicles
Antibiotics (pills)
Gonorrhea-Bacteria Sex, mother-to-baby
  • Often no symptoms
  • Females
    • Burning with urination
    • Abnormal vaginal discharge
    • Vaginal bleeding
    • Can cause PID
  • Males
    • Burning with urination
    • Discharge from penis
    • Painful or swollen testicles
Antibiotics (shot or shot and pills)
Trichomonas-Parasite Sex Pelvic pain, discharge, pain with urination Antibiotics (pills)
Syphilis-Bacteria Sex, mother-to-baby Large, painless genital ulcer; rash on palms and soles; neurological problems, heart problems, death Antibiotics (shot)
HIV-Virus Sex, blood, needle sharing, mother-to-baby Flu-like symptoms (early), signs of immune system destruction (late), causes AIDS Antivirals (pills), cannot be cured
Hepatitis B and C-Virus Sex, blood, needle sharing, mother-to-baby Flu-like symptoms, signs of liver inflammation (jaundice, dark urine, pale stool) Hepatitis B prevented by vaccine, Hepatitis C treated with antivirals (pills)