There's a lot of info out there on the Web, and let's face it, a lot of it stinks. And what's worse, a lot of it is just plain wrong. Check these links for legit male health info and other cool stuff.
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Visit vt.quitnet.com for information on how to quit smoking.
Sexual Assault and Violence
Chronic Conditions Information Network
From CCIN, a guide to getting the resources you need in New England and everywhere else.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
To learn more about STDs check out the following links:
CDC Division of STDs
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintain a wealth of information, including fact sheets, data on frequency, and the latest research and treatments for STDs.
American Cancer Society
This link offers a detailed guide to testicular health information from the American Cancer Society.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
This site has good information, along with the story of Lance Armstrong and his battle with testicular cancer. There is a link where shower cards for self-checks can be downloaded.
National Cancer Institute
This official government fact sheet on testicular cancer also offers a wealth of links for additional information.
Testicular Cancer Resource Center
This site is information packed. It is well organized and very thorough. Feature to note: A list of links to celebrities that have had testicular cancer.
Urological Sciences Research Foundation
(Tom Green, Comedian)
Tom Green is widely known as the popular MTV comedian who when diagnosed with testicular cancer, brought the subject out of the closet. The site takes a light-hearted approach to a serious subject for young men. On this site you can listen to the "Ball Song" and see an actual testicular cancer screening.
The Emergency Contraception Website
The Emergency Contraception website has information about emergency contraception in language everyone can understand. It also has info on where to find it.
The Emergency Contraception Pharmacy Program
This site is about access to emergency contraception.
Vermont Men For Men
VT M4M is dedicated to promoting the overall good health of Vermont's gay and bisexual men, as well as those who are transgender.
If you are 21 years old or younger, you can call Outright Vermont at 1-800-452-2428 (or 802-865-9677 in Burlington, VT) and talk with them about your concerns. They have resources available to help you, including a Web site.
RU12? Community Center celebrates, educates and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters. This website also offers health information and services such as free HIV testing and hepatitis vaccination clinics.
National Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention
There are lots of places to get more information on HIV or AIDS. A good starting place is National Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention, run by the CDC.
Vermont Department of Health
CONFIDENTIAL hot line at 1-800-882-AIDS.
Where to get Confidential Health Services for Men
You may already have a doctor that you feel comfortable talking to about sexual stuff. If not, you have some choice about where to go for information, free condoms, or to get health services like an STD test. If you think you might have an infection, don't mess around -- it's not worth it. Call and get checked now. See Below.
National Herpes Hotline
National Herpes Resource Center
If you live in Vermont:
There are 12 Planned Parenthood health centers in Vermont. Lots of guys think Planned Parenthood is only for women, but they see hundreds of men in Vermont every year. They may have a male educator on hand to talk one-on-one with men if you ever have any questions.Click HERE to find a Vermont map with health center locations and hours for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Screening or Treatment for STDs
Frequently asked questions about STDs, the types of testing available, and a link to testing locations in Vermont is available at:
You can call 1-800-230-PLAN to be connected to a Planned Parenthood
center. They'll also give you the number of a male provider if you want.
If you are 21 years old or younger, you can call Outright Vermont at 1-800-452-2428 (or 802-865-9677 in Burlington, VT) and talk with them about your concerns. They have resources available to help you, including a Web site: www.Outrightvt.org
There are lots of places to get more information on HIV or AIDS. Call the Vermont hotline at 1-800-822-AIDS, Planned Parenthood at 1-800-230-PLAN or call the National AIDS Hotline run by the CDC at 1-800-342-AIDS.
Detailed information on the types of anonymous and confidential HIV testing available in Vermont, and where and how to get tested, is available at:
If you live outside Vermont:
There are Planned Parenthood health centers throughout the USA. Lots of guys think Planned Parenthood is only for women, but they see many men every year. To find the Planned Parenthood Health Center nearest you:
Or call, 1-800-230-PLAN
In addition to Planned Parenthood, there are other Title X-funded health
centers in every region of the country. A listing of these centers is