Many school-based health centers (SBHCs) provide confidential, developmentally appropriate reproductive health services, education, and referrals for adolescents. This page contains information and tools on a variety of specific reproductive health topics.

SBHA’s Position on Sexual and Reproductive Health in School-Based Health Centers

Can’t provide reproductive health care?

Use the tool below to help your patient find low or no-cost services in your area.

Educate, Guide, Refer – What to do when you can’t provide reproductive health care in your SBHC

An educational tool on how to serve your SBHC patients when you can’t provide direct reproductive health services.

Resources for Young People

Teen Friendly Websites – Finding Answers Online

The internet might make it seem like you have all the answers you need right at your fingertips. Unfortunately, that includes a lot of information that’s bad or fake. Here’s a list of good websites for young people that give factual answers to real questions:

More Resources for Teens

A Teen Guide to Sexual and Reproductive Health

More Sexual and Reproductive Health Resources

Teen Friendly Reproductive Health Visit

Text Messaging Services for Teens

What are you curious about? Ask ICYC questions about sex, your body, relationships, birth control, STI, and more!

All you have to do is text PPNM to 57890

You will receive a confirmation text and can then text in your questions whenever you have them! You’ll get a response to your questions within 24 hours.

Visit In Case You’re Curious for more information.

Reproductive Health for Female Presenting People

Being a teen in a female body can be confusing and difficult. Here are some resources to help you navigate you sexual and reproductive health.

Types of Birth Control

Period Tracking Apps

Bixby: Beyond the Pill

“Beyond the Pill promotes access and equity in women’s contraceptive health care. We build the research foundation to transform clinical care and women’s lives worldwide.”

Gynecologists

About Gynecologists

Find a Gynecologist

Reproductive Health for Male Presenting People

Being a male body is tough and there isn’t a lot of information to help guide through sexual and reproductive health. Here are some resources that can help!

Teens Health Info on Male Reproductive Health

More Info about Male Reproductive Health

Consent

Consent is essential when engaging in any kind of sexual activity. Here is some information to help better your understanding about consent!

What is Consent?

How do I Ask for Consent?

Resources for Parents and Providers

Consent Resource for Parents and Teens

Talk With Your Kids

A website that helps you navigate how to talk about consent with kids, teens, and young adults.

ChildMind.org

 

Confidential Services for Minors in New Mexico

NM law provides that certain services can be accessed by minors (those over age 14) in NM without parental consent. All DOH-funded SBHCs in NM must post the information below about confidential services in their SBHC.

Confidential Services for Minors Handout

Servicios Confidenciales Para Los Menores de Edad

Know Ur Rights

Provides youth in New Mexico information about their rights to access health care. We use the term “consent” to talk about consenting (agreeing) to health care services. If you are looking for information on the law about consent to sex, click here.

Know UR Rights 14-17 Handout

Rights for Ages 14-17

Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health Resources available on a variety of topics. Order free birth control counseling tools from the Bixby Center partnered with Bedside.

Physicians for Reproductive Health: Teen Reproductive Health

A great website that provides free educational sessions and resources to providers about the best practices for adolescent reproductive and sexual health care.

Bedsider for Providers

Order teen friendly birth control materials by signing up as a provider.

Sexual Health for You and Your Patients
Sexual Health: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit

Reaching and Serving Male Clients is Essential to Family Planning

Engaging Males in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Implementing Male Services

Contraceptive Counseling

One Key Question

“Would You Like to Become Pregnant in the Next Year?”

An Oregon initiative making women and families healthier and ensuring more pregnancies are wanted, planned, and as healthy as possible.

Share Decision Making

Changing the Conversation about Contraception

LARC Training and Education

UNM SBHC Nexplanon Protocol
UNM IUD Protocol
Bixby: Beyond the Pill

“Beyond the Pill promotes access and equity in women’s contraceptive health care. We build the research foundation to transform clinical care and women’s lives worldwide.”

Beyond the Pill Training

Financial Assistance

Arch Foundation: Patient Assistance Program

Provides Skyla and Mirena IUDs at no cost for eligible women.