The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses this page to collect topics related to a wide range of parenting and childcare issues. These resources are user-friendly and organized by child age range, making it easier to find the materials of interest. The website is recommended for its collection of important information for parents and expectant mothers.
The American Sexual Health Association site covers many different issues related to sex and reproductive health. Topics include sex and relationships, sexual functioning, sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptives, how to talk to you children, and more. The site is recommended for its frank and open discussions about sexuality and related issues, some geared toward specific audiences.
The American Pregnancy Association offers a wide range of information related to pregnancy. The site covers topics from trying to conceive, to pregnancy issues, up to birth and beyond. This website is recommended for women and families who seek relatable information about conception, pregnancy, and birth.
UpToDate is recommended as a physician-level health information and research. This section allows patients and caregivers to search, but not browse, the consumer health content for information available for free. Although topics here are covered in good depth, most of the more detailed information is only available to subscribers.
MedicineNet.com, like its owner WebMD, provides medical information, newsletters, and other services for general readers. Content is created by board-certified physicians, and is recommended to consumers for its in-depth, interactive collection of general health topics. But also like WebMd, this website has an abundance of advertisements and clutter which users must dig through to find helpful content.
CVS Health Information Center has an extensive range of information about general health and wellness, drugs, tests, procedures, and surgeries. There are also more than 150 in-depth articles about common medical problems. The site is recommended to anyone who wants understandable, accurate, and updated information about virtually any health topic.
Cleveland Clinic is a hospital website that has information about common diseases and medical conditions, tests, treatments, and procedures. The site is recommended for timely and accurate health information, although it may be most useful for patients seeking care from Cleveland Clinic and its affiliates.
Medscape is recommended as a medical information and news website for physicians and other medical professionals. Users can also search the site's collection of 14,000+ informational articles on various drugs, diseases, laborotary tests, and procedures. General readers will likely encounter a difficult reading experience. However, each article provides patient handouts specific to that disease, medication, or procedure.
MedlinePlus - Teen Health is a general resource for teen health and wellness information. It is easy to navigate and offers a deep list of reputable medical resources covering sexual health, health supervision, mental health, development, sleep guidelines, nutrition, and more. The site is highly recommended because its collection of materials consistently refers users to reputable and detailed sources.
Mayo Clinic's Women's Health section offers an introduction to and general overview of many of the most common women's health topics. This site is a subsection within the Mayo Clinic's main website and is recommended based on its affiliation with the Mayo Clinic's expertise and trusted reputation. However, this section's expert answers lack depth and detail that can be found on countless other women's health websites.