External Resources

Research Centers and Academic Programs

Alan Guttmacher Institute

The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education.

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) is a social research centre located within the Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University. We are housed on the city campus of La Trobe, adjacent to the Victoria Markets. Our main interests are in sexual and reproductive health, HIV and hepatitis and social health. Postgraduate study at ARCSHS is carried out through enrolment in research degrees at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. We do not run postgraduate coursework degrees.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

The mission of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) is to conduct rigorous theory-based research that will have maximum impact on the theory, practice, and policy of AIDS prevention. Our cores stimulate new research projects to keep pace with the ever-changing epidemic, provide necessary services to our existing research projects and to the scientists at CAPS, and provide the platform for scientific interactions to advance and enhance multidisciplinary research in AIDS prevention.

Center for Health Research @CSU Northridge

The Center for Sex Research brings together the considerable expertise of the faculty of the various Colleges of the California State University, as well as that of other professionals and experts in the field of human sexuality.

Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy

The Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy at University of California, San Francisco promotes reproductive health, family planning and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, worldwide through research, training and policy analysis.

International Center for Research on Women

ICRW is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women in poverty, advancing equality and human rights, and contributing to broader economic and social well-being

Kinsey Institute

The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction

National Council on Research on Women

A New York based organization that generates and facilitates collaborative research, communication, and cooperative exchange among member centers and affiliates. To expand national and international networks of organizations and individuals and disseminate current information on research, policy and action initiatives, funding opportunities, and other resources.

Program in Human Sexuality@ University of Minnesota

The Program in Human Sexuality is committed to increasing the human sexuality body of knowledge and promoting healthy sexual behavior through research, education, clinical services, and community outreach.

Social Science Research Council

The Social Science Research Council leads innovation, builds interdisciplinary and international networks, and focuses research on important public issues.

Society for Sex Therapy and Research

The Society for Sex Therapy and Research is composed of a broad range of professionals who have clinical or research interests in human sexual concerns. SSTAR’s goals are to facilitate communications among clinicians who treat problems of sexual function, sexual identity, and reproductive life, and to provide a forum for exchange of ideas between those interested in research in human sexuality and those whose primary activities are patient care.

Wellesley Center for Women

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) unites the Center for Research on Women and the Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies in an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in research, training, analysis and action.


Information and Advocacy

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization. In addition to sexuality educators, sex counselors and sex therapists, AASECT members include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in relevant professional disciplines. These individuals share an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior.


A website about adolescent sexual health.

Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill.

Gender at Work

Gender at Work is a new knowledge and capacity building network focused on gender and institutional change.

Go Ask Alice

Columbia University’s health question and answer service.

Health Initiatives for Youth

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of young people by empowering them through education, advocacy and leadership opportunities

HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies

Founded in 1987, the HIV Center is headquartered at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University in Upper Manhattan. The HIV Center serves as the hub of a wide network of research activities and community outreach.

International Women’s Health Coalition

IWHC works to generate health and population policies, programs, and funding that promote and protect the rights and health of girls and women worldwide.


Ipas is a non-profit agency working to improve women’s lives by focusing on reproductive health.

Center for Sexual Health @ Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine provides a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters intellectual discovery, creates and transmits innovative knowledge, improves human health, and provides medical leadership to the world. The Center for Sexual Health provides treatment for individuals, couples, families,and groups for the full range of relationship, gender and sexual problems. Follow-up treatment after evaluation at Johns Hopkins Hospital is conducted at the Center in Green Spring Station offices.

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center

LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career training, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.

The Media Project

The Media Project provides entertainment professionals facts, research assistance, script consultation, and story ideas on today’s sexual and reproductive health issues.

Ms. Foundation for Women

The Ms. Foundation for Women has been creating opportunities for women and girls for 30 years. We know that when we invest in women and girls, helping them develop their voices and skills, everyone benefits men, boys, families, and communities.

NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America works to educate Americans and officeholders about reproductive rights and health issues and elect pro-choice candidates at all levels of government.

National Women’s Health Resource Center

A comprehensive resource for information about women’s physical and mental health.

National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)

Nomas are a Pro-feminist, Gay-affirmative, Anti-racist, organization of activists dedicated to enhancing men’s lives.

National Organization of Women (NOW)

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

Planned Parenthood provides comprehensive health care services, advocates public policy, educates, and promotes research on reproductive health, all based on the belief in the fundamental right of each individual to manage his or her fertility.

Sex, Etc.

A website about sexual health by teens, for teens.


The Sexual Health Network is dedicated to providing easy access to

sexuality information, education, support, and other resources.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.

Third Wave Foundation

The Third Wave Foundation is a feminist, activist foundation working nationally to support young women 15 to 30, through financial resources, public education, and relationship building.

World Association for Sexology

The World Association for Sexology was founded in 1978 and has worked to further the understanding and development of sexology throughout the world. With approximately 80 member organizations and numerous individual memberships, representing over 25 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, the WAS brings individuals and organizations together to share scientific information, form networks, and promote international and intercultural exchange.