Essential Access Health helps teens make healthy and informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health through a variety of teen outreach programs designed to meet them where they are – online and on their phones – with medically accurate and teen-friendly information. Essential Access Health also promotes family communication by providing parents with the tools they need to talk about sexual and reproductive health with their teens.
Key programs include:
Essential Access Health hosts TeenSource.org, a teen-friendly website with youth-generated blogs, a clinic finder, birth control and STD information, information on teen rights, and more.
As part of our efforts to curb the spread of STDs among California teens and prevent teen pregnancy, Essential Access Health partners with the California STD Control Branch to run the Condom Access Project (CAP), a free condom distribution available to California youth ages 12-19.
Our text messaging service, HookUp sends weekly tips about sexual and reproductive health to nearly 4,000 youth subscribers across the state.
Essential Access Health’s Talk with Your Kids website promotes family communication and features tips for parents on how to communicate with their teens to help them prevent unintended pregnancy and the spread of STDs.
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