Student Health Resource Library

Recomended Websites

This page was designed as a resource for students looking to find reliable internet websites specific to particular health topics. By clicking on a topic from the below list, you will be directed to the section of this page that provides a list of websites relevant to that topic.

Topics Covered:

General Health Reference
Body Image and Disordered Eating
Women's Health and Self-Esteem
LGBTQ Resources
Mental Well-Being
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence
Sexuality and Sexual Pleasure
Drugs and Alcohol: Use, Abuse, and Addiction
Health Related Planworld Links

General Health Reference

National Institute of Health
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Go Ask Alice, sponsored by Columbia University
Sexuality/Sexual pleasure
STIs and contraception
Emotional health
Fitness and nutrition
Alcohol and Drugs
General health
Do it Now Foundation
MedlinePlus Health Information
Medical Matrix
Family Doctor en español: (

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Body Image and Disordered Eating

The Eating Disorder Site
Body Positive
National Eating Disorders Association
Junonia: Catalogue dedicated to sizes 14+
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
Male Eating Disorders

Overeaters Anonymous
Anorexia Nervosa & Related Eating Disorders
Something Fishy

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Women's Health and Self-Esteem

Women's E-news
Feminist Majority Foundation Online
GYN 101

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LBGTQ Resources

The Whitman Walter Clinic, GLBT Health Services
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
The Stonewall Center at UMass
Local Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Resources Listing
Queer Resources Directory
Gay Yellow Pages
Planet Out

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Mental Well-Being

National Mental Health Association
Online Dictionary of Mental Health

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Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence

Men Can Stop Rape
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
Feminist Majority Foundation: Sexual Assault & Rape Crisis Resources
Scarborough Hospital Sexual Assault Care Center
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
U.S. Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office
National Organization for Women
Feminist Majority Foundation, Violence Against Women
National Domestic Violence Hotline

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Sexuality and Sexual Pleasure, Society for Human Sexuality
Planned Parenthood
Good Vibrations
CPS, Coalition for Positive Sexuality

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AIDS Education Global Information System
The CDC National Prevention Information Network
The Body, An AIDS and HIV Information Resource
HIV Info Web
Whitman-Walker Clinic
CPS, Coalition for Positive Sexuality
The Original Herpes Homepage
AIDS Banner Project
The Naked Truth About STD's

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NOT-2-LATE, The Emergency Contraception Website
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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Drugs and Alcohol: Use, Abuse, and Addiction

Do It Now Foundation
Addictions and More
Facts on Tap, Alcohol and Your College Experience
What You Need to Know About Alcoholism (binge drinking blows)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
The Alcohol and Drug Information Clearinghouse
B.R.A.D.: Be Responsible About Drinking
Alcoholics Anonymous
PREVLINE, Prevention Online
Web of Addictions
Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Drug Resource

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Health Related Planworld Links

Student Health Educators
Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect

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If You Need to Talk to Someone

The University of Massachusetts Center for Women & Community provides confidential rape crisis counseling to men and women, 24 hours a day, at (413) 545-0800.


See the Sexual Respect and Title IX website for additional contacts and more information.