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Advocates For Youth

Advocates for Youth, formerly The Center for Population Options (CPO) is a national organization that focuses on adolescents as the critical group to reach with information on reproductive health and family planning options. Advocates works to increase the opportunities for and abilities of youth to make healthy decisions about sexuality. It runs a number of projects toward its ends: Media Projects; International programs; HIV prevention education programs; condom availability clearinghouse; adolescent pregnancy prevention clearinghouse; school-based health centers; and support centers. Advocates for Youth also operates the International Clearinghouse on Adolescent Fertility, which disseminates information in English, Spanish, and French on adolescent fertility and childbearing worldwide. Finally, the Advocates' Public Education and Resource Center contains a unique collection of over 10,000 peer-reviewed articles and monographs relating to adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for Youth is supported by grants and contributions from corporations, institutions, and individuals.

Review Date: November 21, 2008

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American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists

The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), founded in 1967, is a nonprofit, professional association dedicated to training, education, and research in the field of sex education. AASECT certifies Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and cosponsors programs with educational, health, and social institutions. AASECT also sponsors workshops and seminars on such topics as advanced sex education skills and advanced sex therapy skills, in addition to its annual conferences.

Review Date: January 15, 2009

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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Founded in 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has over 55,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. ACOG works primarily in four areas: serving as a strong advocate for quality health care for women; maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members; promoting patient education and stimulating patient understanding of and involvement in medical care; increasing awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care. ACOG houses a resource center which acts as a clearinghouse for ob/gyn information for both professionals and consumers.

Review Date: November 10, 2011

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a voluntary family planning and reproductive health organization. This Federation of 128 organizations operates 875 family planning clinics that provide contraceptive services, gynecological services, infertility therapy, pregnancy testing and counseling, prenatal services, sexually transmitted disease diagnosis, abortions, and sterilization services. Educational efforts are directed at specific problems such as unwanted pregnancies among adolescents. Planned Parenthood sponsors research to develop safe and effective contraceptives and to better understand human reproduction.

Review Date: July 14, 2008

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Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) is a national, private, nonprofit advocacy organization which affirms that sexuality is a natural part of living. Incorporated in 1964, SEICUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. The SIECUS Mary S. Calderone Library (non-circulating) includes over 5,000 books, 750 curricula, 200 periodicals, assorted pamphlets, and vertical files from 1964.

Review Date: July 15, 2008

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