Favorite Web Sites - 2003


Menstuff® features a web site that we feel fits our parameters of positive change in male roles and relationships. See also Web Sites of the Week 2001, 2002, or 2004. Also see Top 100.

The 4 Kids team of educators, writers, artists, technology specialists, and students produces a weekly newspaper article and maintains the 4Kids Web site. Their vision is to pursue more effective ways of creating learning environments for all children regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or disability, particularly through advancing technologies such as the Internet. Your link to the latest tecKNOWLEDGEy on the Web." 1122 West Campus Road, Ste 236, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 www.4kids.org

Families Like Ours, Inc. purpose is to establish the means for an ongoing community of support for such families. Clearly adoptive families of all types have resources available to them through out the United States; Alternative families have unique issues that are not fully addressed by those traditional resources. www.familieslikeours.org

National Fatherhood Initiative: serves as a catalyst for engaging America in a public and forthright discussion about the necessity of reversing the trends that are removing fathers from their children. NFI encourages and supports family and father-friendly policies, develops national public education campaigns to highlight the importance of fathers in the lives of their children, provides motivation for national and local coalition building, and provides information to individual men to help them be better fathers ensuring that more children grow up with involved and committed fathers, as well as involved mothers. This is the best way to ensure that every child has what should be their birthright: a happy and secure childhood www.fatherhood.org

Kids' Turn is a program that helps kids learn about divorce. Hopefully, Kids' Turn will help some kids feel better about divorce, too. You can learn how other kids feel about divorce, and there are games to play, and activities to help you learn about divorce. If you want, you can show your parents this Website, and maybe they can learn something, too. Like to get their bi-annual newsletter? Sign up at: kidsturn@earthlink.net or check out www.kidsturn.org

www.diversophy.com
They educate and coach individuals and teams for global competence with customized success strategies for diverse and multicultural environments. As a network of intercultural and diversity professionals, they are involved with gender in the workplace, men's issues and support groups, virtual global team development, online learning, training design and delivery, training of trainers, executive briefings, interventions, and keynote presentations.

Silicone Holocaust. This site should be visited by any man who wants his significant other to get breast implants, but be prepared. It isn't a pretty site. Thousands of women are suffering and many are dying, because the FDA didn't do their job. This site will show some of the horrors of disease, and disfigurement, associated with toxis breast implants. This is to alert you to the dangers of implants (in spite of the Science Panel's findings) and will help present the side of the story that your plastic surgeon and the media don't tell.

This site should be mandatory viewing for any man who wants his significant to get breast implants! This is Informed Concent, something your plastic surgeon and their media don't want you to see. www.siliconeholocaust.org MORE

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Edreferral.com provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. Their goal is to provide assistance, in the form of information and resources, to those suffering with eating disorders to get them started on the road to recovery and healthy living. If you or someone you care about is affected by an eating disorder, it is important to seek help! Their site is full of information and we want to help! See 10 Tips for Dads with Daughters and Ten Things Every Father Should Know

November is Impotency Awareness Month. With this in mind, we selected this important segment of this government web site at Web Site of the Week. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Pfizer, Inc. are advising doctors about new warnings and information in the prduct labeling for Viagra (sildenafil) in response to postmarketing reports of serious adverse events. The new information augments the original drug labveling which warned against the concomitant use of Viagra and nitrates. Be fully informed about the benefits and risks of using Viagra, know that consideration must be given to the cardiovascular status of patients prior to prescribing Viagra, and know how to safeuly use the drug. www.fda.gov/cder/consumerinfo/viagra/vIAGRA.htm

Ethnic Elders Care - presents a comprehensive presentation of information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among ethnic minority elders in the United States. It is devoted to promoting research, treatment, education and support for ethnic minority elders with dementia, their families and caregivers. The site contains articles, news, links and a monthly news letter. www.ethnicelderscare.net

The depression-screening.org web site is sponsored by the National Mental Health Association (NMHA) as part of NMHA's Campaign for America's Mental Health. The mission of this web site is to educate people about clinical depression, offer a confidential way for people to get screened for symptoms of the illness, and guide people toward appropriate professional help if necessary. www.depression-screening.org

Getting It On:  This is the web site for a book they published called The Guide to Getting It On! It is one of the few books about sex that you actually want to sit down and read. Like the book, the site is easy, fun and informative and is our pick for this week. www.goofyfootpress.com/main.html

On October 9, 2003, more than 5,000 communities will rally for afterschool by participating in the fourth annual Lights On Afterschool! The event will call attention to afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open.

Lights On Afterschool! is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and improve academic achievement.

Lights On Afterschool! is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to afterschool programs by 2010. The National Presenting Sponsor of Lights On Afterschool! is the JCPenney Afterschool Fund. Additional support is provided by the C.S. Mott Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Open Society Institute. www.afterschoolalliance.org/

Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse web site is a response to the abusive use of the bible against gays and lesbians and all others oppressed and alienated by religion. Religious terrorists have distorted the Bible and used it to abuse and oppress Gays and to hold hostage the spirituality and sexuality of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender People!

This web site is intended to give encouragement and hope to the multitude of homosexuals and others who have suffered from unrelenting attacks by religious leaders. Jesus taught that God loves and accepts you as God's children, just as you are. Being gay does not cut you off from God.

The information in this web site will help you to answer the ignorance that represses and wounds the human spirit. Give yourself the time it takes to study all of this site. It will equip you to feel good about yourself and to help others do the same.

One main puspose of this web site is to encourage people who have been abused by the Bible and religion to take a fresh look at the Bible for themselves. Discover the spiritual help there that has been a source of encourgment and peace of mind for many multitudes of people in many different cultures and religious traditions. www.truluck.com/index.htm

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive. It is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome. If you are missing a loved one during this holiday season, don't go alone. Contact this organization. www.compassionatefriends.org


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MoveOn.org helps busy people be effective citizens. It is one of the most exciting grassroots movements on the Internet. It is committed to broadening participation to counter the influence of monied interests and partisan extremes. It gives people a voice in shaping the laws & policies that affect our lives. You can sign online petitions on timely issues like responding to terrorism, energy policy, and campaign finance reform, or you can just sign up to receive email alerts, all for free.

One of the best things about MoveOn.org is that each of us can help decide what issues the organization stands for, using a unique, online discussion forum. Everyone can post suggestions, and everyone can rate all the other suggestions. Those that receive the highest ratings can become the focus of MoveOn.org's action campaigns.

It's a promising idea: choose our priorities collectively, then act on them collectively. MoveOn.org, PO Box 9063, Berkeley, CA 94709-9063. info@moveon.org.

teenwire.com. The web site is filled with sexuality and relationship information that you can trust. It's from Planned Parenthood Federation of America and is directed to teens and above. It offers gobs of information plus answers from experts to real teen questions about sex, body, dating, birth control and much more. teenwire.com

Earth Share is a federation of America's leading non-profit environmental and conservation organizations. Their members work hard every day to safeguard your health and the environment. Their goal is to continue expanding opportunities for working people to have an easy and effective way to help the environment, and in doing so, help ensure the preservation of our natural heritage. www.earthshare.org

COLAGE is the only national and international organization in the world specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents. Our mission is to foster the growth of daughters and sons of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents of all racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds by providing education, support and community on local and international levels, to advocate for our rights and those of our families, and to promote acceptance and awareness that love makes a family. Colage, 3543 18th ST #1, San Francisco, CA 94110. Located on the 4th floor of the San Francisco's Women's Building on 18th St. between Valencia & Guerrero. 415.861.KIDS (5437) or colage@colage.org or www.colage.org

StopHazing.org In 1992 concerned students and administrators at the University of New Hampshire formed a group called the MJTF (multi-jurisdictional task force) with the sole purpose of passing an anti-hazing law in New Hampshire. In order to educate the NH legislature and public on the topic of hazing, the MJTF prepared books of educational materials, held press conferences, gave lectures and testified at the NH legislature. After a large effort involving students across the state the NH law was successfully passed in 1993. In 1998, two of the original members of the MJTF, Brian Rahill and Elizabeth Allan noticed the lack of hazing information available on the web. They quickly gathered the materials they had developed during the effort to pass the NH law and co-founded the group StopHazing.org with the mission to eliminate hazing through education. The main purpose of StopHazing.org is to serve as a resource for accurate, up-to-date hazing information for students, parents, and educators. StopHazing.org now helps to educate over 30,000 visitors/month. www.stophazing.org or info@stophazing.org MORE EVEN MORE

drDrew.com: We are looking to expand on that essential one-on-one contact. Through our network of doctors and health institutions, writers and editors, celebrities and community members, we are creating a space where everyone shares a part of their lives in hopes of helping others. Some of this information will be straight fact; some of it will be personal stories; and some will be a mixture of the two. At drDrew.com, we look forward to providing information that is difficult to access to the public. We offer a place to answer your questions and encourage you to share something from your own life as well. www.drdrew.com or editorial@drdrew.com

Rape in prison is an ugly reality that most people have learned to ignore or have grown to accept. But prisoner rape infringes upon basic human rights, contributes to the spread of disease, and perpetuates violence both inside and outside of prison walls. Stop Prisoner Rape (SPR) seeks to end sexual violence against men, women, and youth in all forms of detention. Through education, outreach, and advocacy, SPR confronts indifference and combats the causes of prisoner rape. SPR is the only nationwide organization focused solely on the problem of sexual assault behind bars. With more than twenty years of experience monitoring the problem, and its powerful team of experts and survivors, SPR is in a unique position to promote significant reform and responsible policy. www.spr.org

Changing Men Collection at Michigan State University. A recent and most important addition to the collections is the Changing Men Collections (CMC), which has grown from an initial donation from the National Organization for Changing Men to a major research collection representing all activities of the contemporary men's movements. This includes materials devoted to father's rights, the National Organization of Men Against Sexism, mytho-poetic groups, and groups representing men's issues from all over the world. The CMC also features a large collection of periodicals and newsletters. A great deal of effort has already been committed to building the collections as a whole and it is the intent of the MSU Libraries to continue to support the CMC. Received materials are first organized and when appropriate cataloged to improve access and research. Since the growth and quality of the CMC depend almost solely on donations, individuals and groups are encouraged to contribute materials. If you or your group wish to make a donation, please contact the Head of Special Collections. All aspects of the men's movements are collected and made available for use. While it was last updated 9/15/00, it provides an emense library of research materials on the various segments of the men's movement for in-library reference and use. www.lib.msu.edu/coll/main/spec_col/radicalism/men/

www.menteach.org is a recruitment program for men in early and elementary education. MenTeach, a national nonprofit organization, was founded in 1979 as Men in Child Care & Elementary Education Project. It serves as a clearinghouse for research, education and advocacy with a committment to increase the number of men teaching young children in early and elementary education. Our supporters include those who believe that children need both men and women working together in nurturing and caregiving roles. MenTeach provides training, workshops, conferences and retreats for both men and women interested in men teaching young children. We also offer books, brochures and bumper stickers for purchase.

Father Matters is a non-profit organization put together by fathers, for fathers, and with fathers. Our purpose is to support, encourage, and enlighten today's dads. Our vision is to see men with children become more effective, more active, and more involved in their role as fathers. From a single dad to a father of five, newly married or divorced. Stepfather or grandfather. This organization is exactly what our name says. We discuss how much a father matters, by discussing father matters. www.fathermatters.com

This is International Men's Month. Since men don't talk about, much less look at another man's penis, we thought we would bring you this opportunity. www.my-penis.org An interesting site, not pornographic but does link to some porn sites. Now, if you're over 17 and can handle it, check out this greeting card: www.my-penis.org/images/bouquet.jpg It's not gross. It's beautiful in a way. It is really something else. And, it's something you probably always wanted to do, no matter what your sexual orientatoin, but were afraid of getting caught.. This is a chance to check out "the other guy". Call it comparitive research.

This is International Men's Health Week, part of International Men's Month. We wanted to share what kids in France see on television about condoms. It is somewhat graphic, so if you are extremely sensitive or under 18, be advised. andigraph.free.fr/animation/pageanimationseb/pagepapabite.htm If you like it, tell the producers (gamatboy@aol.com) and tell your congressperson (where to write) that you want to see condom advertising on television in this country - the country with the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world. Relying on parents and the church to provide healthy and appropriate information about sex and assuming kids will abstain hasn't worked. And STDs and AIDS are on the rise again. So, let's try a new approach! Television.

The Fathermag provides some great on-line information for and about fathers. See www.fathermag.com Check out "Reclaiming Fatherhood", plus major topics of Health, Joy of Fathering, Single Fathers, Fathers and Sons, & Fathers and Daughters.

Youth Web Online (www.youthwebonline.com) strives to unite youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and communities in the fight against bias, bigotry and prejudice. This project provides young people with an opportunity to report incidents, get information and exchange ideas about preventing hate-related harassment in our homes, schools and communities. YouthWEB Online also provides parents, teachers and the community-at large with information, educational resources and an avenue for sharing strategies for addressing hate crimes. They work to build awareness about hate crimes nationwide and create concrete ways for citizens to combat hatred in their own communities. To report a hate-crime, go to www.youthwebonline.com/everyone/reportform.html (See more about Hate Crimes.)

TeenGrowth is the Web site thousands of teens go for their health information. Our board certified physicians give you the scoop on puberty, family, friends, drugs, sex and emotions. If you want to know what's happening with your body, become a member of TeenGrowth. It's quick, painless and best of all - FREE. Search the site then ask your question

Let's Face It USA is a nonprofit network that links people with facial disfigurement and all who care for them to resources that can enrich their lives. www.faceit.org includes resources for pain control, eating, prosthetics and legal services.

 

Poets Against the War In late January, 2003, Sam Hamill called upon writers to "reconstitute a Poets Against the War movement like the one organized to speak out against the war in Vietnam." He asked writers, “to speak up for the conscience of our country and lend your names to our petition against this war” by submitting “a poem or statement of conscience to the Poets Against the War web site.”

The response was overwhelming. Over 13,000 poems were submitted including work by Adrienne Rich, W. S. Merwin, Galway Kinnell, Robert Bly, Marilyn Hacker, Grace Schulman, Shirley Kaufman, Wanda Coleman, Yusef Komunyakaa, Katha Pollitt, Hayden Carruth, Jane Hirshfield, Tess Gallagher, Sandra Cisneros and former Poet Laureate Rita Dove. Poets Against the War collects the best poems submitted to the website. This anthology is both a cry against impending war and a celebration of the long and rich tradition of moral opposition and dissent by American writers and artists.

The Women's Freedom Network was founded in early 1993 by a group of women who were seeking alternatives to extremist ideological feminism and the anti-feminist traditionalism. It believes in the full participation of women in every area of American life. It celebrates the achievements women have already made, and it views women's issues in light of a philosophy that defines women and men as individuals and not in terms of gender. It does not set different standards of excellence, morality, or justice for men and women. www.womensfreedom.org

KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. KidsHealth has been on the Web since 1995.

KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources - all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.

Baring Witness.  It all started on November 12, 2002 in a field in West Marin, CA where naked women wrote out "peace" with their bodies. Then men and women gathered at Drake's Beach on December 29 to replicate the act. Then to Bolinas, Mendocino and Santa Cruz, California. Then it spread around the U.S. to Florida, Salt Lake City, Helena and Missoula, Montana, Champaign-Urbana, IL, Big Bend, TX, New Orleans, and on February 7, 2003 in the snow in New York City's Central Park at Bethesda Fountain .

Intersex Society of North America (ISNA.org) is a public awareness, education, and advocacy organization which works to create a world free of shame, secrecy, and unwanted surgery for intersex people (individuals born with anatomy or physiology which differs from cultural ideals of male and female). Examples of medical diagnoses which result in intersexuality are: clitoromegaly, micropenis, hypospadias, ambiguous genitals, early genital surgery, adrenal hyperplasia, Klinefelter Syndrome, androgen insensitivity, testicular feminization. info@isna.org

Mothers Against Circumcision, (MAC), was created in January 1997. They maintain a website listing the many benefits of remaining intact and the physically, psychologically, and sexually damaging effects of circumcision. They are dedicated to ending circumcision of non-consenting children by educating parents. Members communicate online through an e-mail list. They post current news, exchange ideas, implement strategies to end circumcision, and provide support to one another. Members, including men, and are of all ages, religions and walks of life. www.mothersagainstcirc.org

NOHARMM - National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males, informatin that news media needs concerning latest scientific research and emergingin social, legal andhuman rights developments relevant to the non-therapeutic genital alteration of unconsenting chidren. The mission is to raise public awareness about male genital cutting (MGC) practices and increase public understanding of genital integrity as a fundamental human right. www.noharmm.org/raising.htm or thammond@noharmm.org

The National Organization of Restoring Men is a non-profit support group for men who have concerns about being circumcised, are considering foreskin restoration, or are in the process of restoring their foreskins. Our aim is to help men regain a sense of self-directedness -- physically as well as emotionally.

NORM is dedicated to providing an arena in which circumcised men can share their concerns without fear of being ridiculed for a desire to be intact and whole again. A safe place is provided to discuss goals and learn about methods and techniques of restoration and to discover those methods that will work best for each individual. www.norm.org

NOCIRC, National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Center. MUSIC.com is an organization of musicians who support the work of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. NOCIRC is an organization of diverse individuals committed through research, education and advocacy to securing the birthright of male and female infants and children to keep their sex organs intact. NOCIRC has over 100 centers throughout the world. NOCIRC-PA is the Pennsylvania branch of NOCIRC. www.nocirc.org/ or nocirc@cris.com

The National Exchange for Urban Leadership created the African American Male Empowerment Summit (AAMES) in 1998 to promote entrepreneurship, fatherhood and youth leadership programs, while celebrating the accomplishments of individuals and organizations which enhance the lives of Urban Americans through mentoring, community development and partnership creation. It was inspired by the vast number of untapped, entrepreneurial opportunities and the strong, yet largely unknown, network of urban male mentoring, family and community development organizations across the U.S. It was created to profile young urban leaders and the elements which enable their success. aames.org or info@aames.org. EVENTS

Fight for Your Rights: Take a Stand Against Discrimination (FFYR) is MTV's yearlong campaign to educate our audience about discrimination and to help them fight it within their communities and in themselves. The initiative addresses some of the most prevalent types of discrimination in our communities today, including those based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and physical and/or mental ability. news stories, participate in online discussions, and much more. www.fightforyourrights.mtv.com

WordsCanHeal.org is a visionary national media and educational campaign designed to reduce verbal violence and gossip. It is a new national effort to reduce verbal violence and gossip. The goal of the campaign is to promote the value and practice of ethical speech in order to improve our democracy, build mutual respect, honor and dignity in our country. The campaign includes posters, print and television ads. You can play a key role in this ambitious undertaking to improve our society and make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans. Enhance your interpersonal relations at every level, from the most intimate to the most casual. Seize the initiative and make a difference in your home, school, community and workplace. WordsCanHeal.org MORE

Global Warming Kids Site. A great government site that discusses what's happening to our world. It explains global warming, talks about climate and weather, the greenhouse effect, what's been happening over the years, can we change the climate, and how can we make a difference. Check it out!

Youth Web Online unites youngsters, teens and adults from diverse backgrounds and communities in the fight against bias, bigotry and prejudice. Young people can report hate-related incidents and get assisance along with information about hate crimes, school violence, discrimination and human rights.. To report a hate-crime, go to www.youthwebonline.com/everyone/reportform.html (See more about Hate Crimes.)


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and April 1-7 is not only Testicular Cancer Awareness Week but also Genital Integrity Awareness Week and June is International Men's Health Week, part of International Men's Month. We wanted to share what kids in France see on television about condoms. It is somewhat graphic, so if you are extremely sensitive or under 18, be advised. andigraph.free.fr/animation/pageanimationseb/pagepapabite.htm If you like it, tell the producers (gamatboy@aol.com) and tell your congressperson (where to write) that you want to see condom advertising on television in this country - the country with the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world. Relying on parents and the church to give appropriate information about sex and assuming kids will abstain hasn't worked. And STDs and AIDS are on the rise again. So, let's try a new approach! Television.


The Second Nature For the Guys sampler is a special sampler just for those special guys from menstuff.org on Father's Day and after. It includes screen saver images from some of their most popular collections! Check it out at www.secondnaturecd.com/secnatforguy.html

Second Nature Software is the producer of screen saver collections and, since 1993, a proud supporter of The Nature Conservancy. In a unique partnership between business and conservation, 100% of all after tax profits go to support The Nature Conservancy, an international non-profit membership organization founded in 1951. To date, more than $2.3 million dollars has been contributed to The Conservancy.

The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Over the past half century, the Conservancy has helped protect more than 10 million acres of the most ecologically significant habitat in the United States, and more than 55 million acres in Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific.

Second Nature Software, Inc, 1325 Officers' Row, Vancouver, WA 98661, 360.737.4170, or fax 360.693.7869 or terry@secondnature.com or www.secondnature.com

Starting off International Men's Month - since men don't talk about, much less look at another man's penis, we thought we would bring you this opportunity. www.my-penis.org An interesting site, not pornographic but does link to some porn sites. Now, if you're over 17 and can handle it, check out this greeting card: www.my-penis.org/images/bouquet.jpg It's not gross. It's beautiful in a way. It is really something else. And, it's something you probably always wanted to do, no matter what your sexual orientatoin, but were afraid of getting caught.. This is a chance to check out "the other guy". Call it comparitive research.


The Fathermag provides some great on-line information for and about fathers. See www.fathermag.com


The Hepatitis Foundation International is cultivating a community that helps people with hepatitis concerns o manage and fulfill their lives. Organizations interested in strategic partnerships for hepatitis C testing, contact Andi Thomas 877.435.7443x101. For general hepatitis C info, call Hep C Connection at 800.522.HEPC www.hepfi.org


This web site is set up to raise public awareness and concern of, and assist people affected by, hepatitis C. They also have a plan for low-cost testing for Hep-C nationally. Call 877.help-4-hep (877.435.7443) for a confidential health-risk assessment and information about the blood test or go to www.hep-c-alert.org

HCV Anonymous sponsors a program of Positive Attitudes Anonymous is a fellowship of persons who have found that living with a potentially terminal illness (Hepatitis C) is a major challenge. They are individuals who meet regularly as a group, assisting one another in this new way of life. They have no outside affiliations. Their past is kept in confidence within the group. They don’t thrive on their past, but concentrate on what they want for today and their future. For many of them, the realization of their present condition left them feeling dejected and depressed. They could no longer live life to its fullest. They became disoriented, and their peace of mind was displaced by uncontrollable emotions. They have learned from their group experience that those who come to the meetings on a regular basis, and work the program with diligence, are those who experience spiritual transformation. hcvanonymouse.com and great Hep C Resources

 

Adopt-A-Minefield® engages individuals, community groups, and businesses in the United Nations effort to resolve the global land mine crisis. The Campaign helps save lives by raising funds for mine clearance and survivor assistance and by raising awareness about the land mine problem. The Campaign seeks national and international sponsors to adopt minefields that the United Nations has identified as being in urgent need of clearance. Sponsors raise funds in their communities to clear their adopted minefields and return land to productive use. Every dollar raised for Adopt-A-Minefield® is earmarked for mine clearance projects. www.landmines.org

Condomania, America's first condom store, was established June 1991, in New York City. Condomania OnLine assists customers of every age, sex, culture and sexual orientation in the purchase of condoms and safer-sex products. At Condomania, we believe that the best way for the public to make educated choices about safer-sex products is through access to accurate, nonjudgmental information. Condomania's vision is crucial to the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Happy VD Day! www.condomania.com

 

KidsHealth is one of the largest sites on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media, our mission is to provide the best children's health information on the Internet! Only KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally hundreds of in-depth articles and features, and the site continues to grow every week. www.Kidshealth.org

 

This is the first health and wellness site dedicated to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered men and women. Staffed by professionals from within our own community, the site provides easy access to accurate, current and vital health information. Your privacy is our priority. www.gayhealth.com or ContactUs@GayHealth.com

Torah Tots: As this is the start of the Jewish New Year, and the 10 days of Atonement, we felt this web site was the best to learn about the various Jewish holidays during the year. It's safe for kids, acts as a quick refresher course for Jews and is an informational, easy to understand site for interested non-Jews. Check it out! www.torahtots.com

 

drDrew.com: We are looking to expand on that essential one-on-one contact. Through our network of doctors and health institutions, writers and editors, celebrities and community members, we are creating a space where everyone shares a part of their lives in hopes of helping others. Some of this information will be straight fact; some of it will be personal stories; and some will be a mixture of the two. At drDrew.com, we look forward to providing information that is difficult to access to the public. We offer a place to answer your questions and encourage you to share something from your own life as well. www.drdrew.com or editorial@drdrew.com

Fathers' Forum: From the pregnancy on, there were very few services both educationally or socially to meet with other men and hear about their experiences as fathers. In 1983 with a few other new fathers Bruce Linton started a men’s group for new dads. From that experience he became aware of how essential having a dialogue between men about fatherhood is to understanding and valuing are roles as parents. The Fathers' Forum is an experiment to help fathers connect with each other and reflect on what it means to become a parent. At the Fathers' Forum the specific focus is on expectant and new fathers. This On-line version offers electronically some of the information and materials used in classes, workshops and groups with fathers. It is an attempt to offer a “virtual community” for expectant and new dads.  www.fathersforum.com

No Stigma: There are many reasons why people do not get help for mental health problems. Fear, Shame and Embarrassment often prevent individuals and their families from doing anything. Mental health problems are real, and they deserve to be treated. It is not a person's fault if he or she has a mental health problem. No one is to blame. Mental health problems are not a sign of weakness. They are something you can't just "snap out of" even if you try. Whether you're male or female, it's OK to ask for help and get it. There's hope. People improve and recover --with the help of treatment, and they are able to enjoy happier and healthier lives. www.nostigma.org

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