YTH Publications, Toolkits, and Presentations

YTH has produced a variety of resources regarding sexual health, adolescent health, and technology. These resources include publications by our executive director and other staff members, toolkits and training manuals we’ve designed, webinars we’ve hosted, and presentation slides and videos from our annual YTH Live conferences.

  • TECHsex 2017: Youth Sexuality and Health Online James Lykens, Molly Pilloton, Cara Silva, Emma Schlamm, Bhupendra Sheoran
    TECHsex 2017 is a collection of data, statistics, stories, and perspectives on the experiences of youth, and how they interact with social media and technology, specifically related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Through a national survey, interviews with key stakeholders, and focus groups with youth from all over the country, YTH brings together the latest collection of data, current and relevant statistics that will redefine our understanding of the digital landscape of youth. Beyond SRHR, youth share how their lives are influenced by social media and technology, as much of their lives have moved into digital spaces, like flirting, dating, and even bullying.

  • TECHsex USA: Youth Sexuality and Reproductive Health in the Digital Age
    Robin Boyar, Deb Levine, Natalie Zensius; ISIS, Inc.; April 2011
    This white paper by YTH’s executive director Deb Levine and others, documents how youth and young adults, specifically youth of color, use technology for their sexual and reproductive health needs. It also provides recommendations for new opportunities and innovations in the fields of sexual and reproductive health that would further increase youth engagement in technology for health purposes.
  • Using New Media to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health: Examples from the Field
    Deb Levine; prACTice Matters; ACT for Youth Center of Excellence; October 2009
    This resource, written by YTH’s executive director, Deb Levine, describes how new media is being used to provide sexual and reproductive health information to adolescents. Real life examples of applications of these technologies prove useful for anyone working in the adolescent sexual and reproductive health field, especially those with an interest in using new media to increase youth engagement in the health services they provide.
  • Presentations on youth, health, and technology from YTH Live
    Presentations from YTH’s past conferences showcase some of the most current research findings, practices, and trends in the field regarding new media, and youth and adolescent health. Topics include youth health promotion and health service delivery using new media, including teen pregnancy, HIV prevention, and LGBTQ health.
  • Oregon Reminders
    An initiative designed by YTH, this private service is designed for both HIV positive and negative individuals. It is a mobile program that provides weekly text message reminders to remind individuals to take their medication, get tested for HIV/STDs regularly, and offers other health tips for healthy living.
  • Today is for Tomorrow
    Today is for Tomorrow is a website designed by YTH that provides information, tips, videos, and humorous links regarding a variety of health topics, including reproductive health and STD prevention for high school-aged youth. Teens have the option of signing up for weekly health tips delivered to their mobile phone and engaging in a Tumblr site that is also part of the Today is for Tomorrow initiative.
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