Reproductive Health Education
Talking to your children about sexuality and abstinence is not always easy, but it is very important! Parents and caregivers play a critical role in their children's decisions about sex. Information is available to help you have an open, honest, and informed conversations about sex with your children. Download tips here in English or in Spanish. Additional information is also available by emailing or calling Heather at (616) 393-5774.
Please take the time to complete a short survey regarding "What Families should know about Teens, Sex and Abstinence." This feedback is very helpful for the Ottawa Youth Sexual Health Coalition in understanding if this information is useful to parents and caregivers. Thank you for your input, we greatly appreciate your feedback. Take the Survey.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health collaborates with Michigan Works, Teen Resource Center, Bethany Christian Services, Catholic Charities of West Michigan, Pathways MI, Ottawa County Courts, Holland Hospital, and RP Moran Park to promote healthy sexuality to reduce the consequences of youth sexual activity. This groups works to coordinate resources so that youth are empowered to make healthy choices and avoid negative consequences of sexual behavior. For more information or if you are interested in joining the coalition please contact Heather Alberda (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 616-393-5574. Find us on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
View the collected data results from the parent survey: Ottawa County 2005 Community School District Education Survey.
View the results of the most recent youth assessment survey, including data about sexual activity and birth control: 2009 Youth Assessment Survey
Health Educators are available for classroom presentations on risks associated with sexual activity, sexually transmitted infections, prevention methods including abstinence and contraceptives. Information regarding Department of Public Health clinic services, family planning and STI clinics will also be given to students. For more information please contact Heather Alberda at (616) 393-5774.
Birth Control Services from the Ottawa County Department of Public Health
STD Testing & Treatment from the Ottawa County Department of Public Health
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Advocates for Youth
Plain Talk/Hablando Claro
Reproductive Life Plan
Reproductive Life Plan for Teens
Reproductive Life Plan for Teens (Spanish)
Holland, MI 49424
FAX: (616) 393-5643
Clinic FAX: (616) 393-5659
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Grand Haven, MI 49417
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