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Sexual Health Program

The program goals are to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections and to reduce unintended teenage pregnancies. Two types of services are offered: sexual health promotion activities that target groups and populations in the community, and counseling and clinical services for individuals age 19 and under.

Topics covered include:

  • Healthy relationships / self esteem / healthier you
  • Understanding your body
  • Understanding sexuality
  • Safer sex and birth control
  • Information for parents

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), can affect the general health, well-being and reproductive capacity of those infected. Participation in sexual risk behaviours can increase your chances of acquiring an STI.

There are many types of STIs, including:

Partner Notification

Partner notification, a principal means of controlling sexually transmitted diseases, has traditionally been performed by public health professionals. They interview infected persons and contact the sex partners of these persons to notify them and convince them of the need to seek evaluation and treatment (known as "provider referral").

Facilities and programs offering this service: