Sexual Health, STDs & Pregnancy Prevention
CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) l 1-888-232-6348 TTY
Counselors are available to answer questions about personal health issues, including HIV and other STDs; online zip code tool for finding local HIV and STD testing locations also available at www.hivtest.org and www.findstdtest.org. Sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hours of operation (in English and Spanish) are from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday, Eastern Time (ET). CDC-INFO is closed overnight (8:00pm to 8:00am ET), Saturdays and Sundays, and on major federal holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day).
Emergency Contraception Hotline
Pre-recorded information, in English and Spanish, about emergency contraception. Sponsored by the Reproductive Health Technologies Project. For information about providers of emergency contraception visit www.not-2-late.com.
Exhale After-abortion Hotline
A free, after-abortion talk line that provides emotional support, resources and information; also available at www.4exhale.org.
National Council for Adoption Hotline
Available 24 hours a day for information about adoption; also available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the National Council for Adoption.
Planned Parenthood National Hotline
1-800-230-PLAN (7526)– available 24 hours a day.
Counseling for STDs, pregnancy and other sexual health issues. Sponsored by Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Also available at www.plannedparenthood.org
STI Resource Center Hotline
Information and referrals about sexually transmitted diseases. Sponsored by the American Social Health Association.
Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
Information about birth control methods operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Bedsider is a birth control support network.
I Wanna Know
Information for young people about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Sponsored by the American Social Health Association.
Information about sexual health issues provided by teens, and for teens. Sponsored by the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer (formerly the Network for Family Life Education), State University of New Jersey.
Informational resources and community activities to help prevent teen and unintended pregnancy. Sponsored by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Love is Respect: National Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474 | 1-866-331-8453 TTY
Available 24 hours a day by phone or online at www.loveisrespect.org.
The National Dating Abuse Helpline is a national resource that can be accessed by phone or the internet, specifically designed for teens and young adults. The Helpline and loveisrespect.org offer real-time one-on-one support from trained peer advocates. Peer advocates are trained to offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Available 24 hours a day, every day, in English and Spanish; victims and anyone calling on their behalf can provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Sponsored by the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN); Online Hotline also available at (www.rainn.org).
A Thin Line
MTV’s campaign to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. Provides information to help you draw your own digital line.
Love is Louder
Information and real stories for dealing with harassment, depression, suicide or emotional issues.
Wired Safety is the world’s first internet safety and help group. Its online volunteers provide one-to-one help, extensive resources, information, and education to people of all ages on a myriad of digital safety and harassment issues on the Internet, mobile, gaming and interactive technology.
The Trevor Lifeline
1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) (available 24 hours a day)
Are you going through a difficult time? Feeling confused, lonely or blue? If you’re a young person looking for someone to listen and understand without judgment or if you’re feeling suicidal about issues related to sexual orientation and gender expression, the Trevor Lifeline is here to help. Don’t have access to a phone or not in a location where you can talk (or are hearing impaired), The Trevor chatline also available at
Information on gay adoption, including resources and laws by state.
Amplify Your Voice
Informational resources for gay, lesbian, bixsexual, transgender and questioning young people. Sponsored by Advocates for Youth.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
It Gets Better
Founded by syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage with his partner Terry, the It Gets Better Project provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual young people and their allies and also connects young people with help through the Trevor Project and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.