The Library's Guide to Sexual and Reproductive Health Information

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Surveying core sexual and reproductive health concepts, this straightforward and non-judgmental resource will support library workers in providing trustworthy guidance to patrons through fact-friendly reference and program services.

The need to find accurate information about sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion, has never felt more urgent. At the same time, mis- and disinformation proliferates as never before. Libraries are uniquely positioned community organizations that can cut through the miasma and provide facts about sensitive health topics like contraception, fertility, pregnancy options, and sexually transmitted infections. Geared towards public libraries but applicable to other settings, this book from reference expert Alvarez

  • introduces the basic concept of sexual and reproductive health as a human right and the framework of reproductive justice, incorporating discussion of relevant legislation and historical concepts;
  • presents practical collection development and reference strategies, highlighting a wide variety of books, websites, databases, and other resources that provide evidence-based sexual and reproductive health information;
  • shares key facts and guidance on how to provide inclusive, non-judgmental services to all communities, including LGBTQIA+ and underrepresented populations;
  • ideas for addressing community health needs through educational programs, services, and collaborations with local health centers and organizations; and
  • includes suggestions for continued reading and education, with an appendix of recommended resources.

Imprint: ALA Editions

Published: Spring 2023

Pages: 112

Sku: 9780838938652
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