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Adolescent and Child Health

  • Kids Count
    KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. The website includes interactive databases of child well-being indicators, Census 2000 data on children, and full-text publications. Topics include child poverty, international child well-being, and at-risk children.

  • Reproductive Health Outlook: Adolescent Reproductive Health
    Browse summaries of key information related to successful adolescent reproductive health programs, youth-friendly services, and sexuality education. Explore the extensive Annotated Bibliography and Links sections. This site was developed through support from FOCUS on Young Adults. The FOCUS on Young Adults program worked to improve the health and well being of young adults in developing countries through the creation and strengthening of effective reproductive health initiative.

  • Teen Pregnancy
    The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization supported almost entirely by private donations. The Campaign's mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing teen pregnancy. The Research, Resources and Information section contains research and polling data, full-text publications, and teen pregnancy and birth data.

  • Youth Net
    YouthNet is a global, USAID-sponsored program to improve reproductive health and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among people 10 to 24 years old. The site includes information about peer eduction, reproductive health, adult-youth partnerships, behavior change communication, and more. Contains full-text articles and reports, training curricula, FAQs and links to the former FOCUS on Young Adults project publications.

Women's Health Organizations and Resources

  • Reproductive Health Organization links page
    Resources page links to online papers and several databases relevant to harmful reproductive health practices, primarily female genital mutilation (FGM).

  • United Nations Development Fund for Women
    Resource archive gives access to 50+ papers on topics of interest to United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

  • Implementing the Safe Motherhood Action Agenda: A Resource Guide
    "...a compilation of web-based resources related to safe motherhood; a listing of relevant journals that focus on topics relevant or related to reproductive health; and lists of donor and technical agencies active in safe motherhood, describing the types of assistance that they offer and information on how to contact them."

  • Engender Health
    HTML versions of Engender Health Update and Engender Health Working Papers.

  • United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women
    The Meetings & Documentation page contains relevant reports from the Secretary General as well as publications from expert group meetings, panels, colloquiums, forums, and workshops.

  • The Jerusalem Center for Women/Bat Shalom
    Provides bibliographic and statistical databases. The statistical database consists of gender specific indicators on education, employment, health and nutrition, political participation and decision making, and law and legal process.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Region-Specific Reproductive Health Sites

  • Africa Action
    Links page includes 30+ documents from the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC).

  • National Family Health Survey, India
    "Providing state and national information for India on fertility, infant and child mortality, the practice of family planning, maternal and child health, reproductive health, nutrition, anemia, and utilization and quality of health and family planning services."

  • UNDFW East and Southeast Asia
    Online fact sheets, technical papers, newsletter archive, and other resources.
  • Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
    Provides Atlas of Inequities, Basic Health Indicators, Core Health Data, Country Health Profiles, Trends & Situation Analysis. Other databases available, links to multimedia publications, technical documents, and other resources.


  • HIV InSite
    Large database, also provides political analysis and country- and region-specific research.

  • European Database on AIDS
    "A bibliographic database focused on grey literature and educational material produced by a group of European documentation centers specialized in AIDS and HIV infection."

  • The Body
    An information resource with HIV/AIDS information in over 500 topic areas.