- Sex, Etc.’s “Sex in the States” profile on Rhode Island: This interactive map can zoom into any state and give a profile on issues such as emergency contraception, LGBTQ rights, age of consent, HIV testing, abortion rights, birth control, sexting, pregnancy, condoms, and more. Very visually appealing and easy to read, so it’s also a good resource to present to youth inquiring about sexual health and their rights!
- State Policies on Sex Education in Schools: This resource from the National Conference of State Legislatures provides information on current legislation around sexuality education in schools, including state laws on medical accuracy.
- Guttmacher Institute’s State Reproductive Health Profile for Rhode Island: This resource has data on the state’s pregnancies/births/abortions, its publicly funded contraceptive services (as well as their impact), and relevant state policies around reproductive health. In another section of their website, they also have a list of resources specifically about adolescents, centered on their State Policies in Brief guides, which provide information about “key issues affecting sexual and reproductive health and rights, updated monthly to reflect the most recent legislative, administrative and judicial actions.” They have resources on minors’ Access to Contraceptive Services, Access to Prenatal Care, Access to STI Services, and Rights as Parents, as well as fact sheets on Parental Involvement in Minors’ Abortions as well as information on Sex and HIV Education.
- National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education’s RI Profile: Unfortunately, this resource doesn’t seem to have been updated since 2008. Still, it’s a valuable page that includes information about RI’s trajectory on these issues. One of the most unique pieces of information in this resource is its listing of organizations that support or DON’T support comprehensive sexuality education.