Chandler is a 15 year old female who, during a routine appointment with her physician, discloses that lately she has been questioning her sexual orientation and is curious about the risks of different sexual practices between two women. Immediately sensing her doctor's discomfort, Chandler quickly changes the topic and leaves feeling embarrassed and further isolated. Are you able to comfortably discuss sexual practices, related risks and prevention of STBBIs with your clients?
In addition to the resources provided by Planned Parenthood Ottawa, here are some of the many wonderful organizations and online resources that can assist you in making informed decisions about sexual and reproductive health choices:. Featuring a Pregnancy Options workbook, guide to abortion methods, adoption options, spiritual and emotional resolution after an abortion, and more. Guides to anatomy, provides information about STIs and contraceptive options, as well as information on what it means to be pro-choice.
Our Sexual Health Team cares about sexual health issues concerning Ottawa residents and more specifically, uOttawa students. This dynamic team of students adopts a peer to peer education method to talk to students on campus about healthy relationships, consent, STIs, how to get tested, contraception and much more. Meet our team during our event Condom Fairies to get free condoms and learn about sexual health.
A health care provider will discuss sexual health services birth control options, STI testing, breast and cervical cancer screenings and other sexual health concerns. No parental consent is required and all services are confidential. Patients may be eligible to order pills by mail.
The Sexual Health Clinics are funded to provide services which include free and confidential STBBI sexually transmitted blood borne infection testing and treatment; and low cost birth control to Ontario residents including:. In the case of an Emergency, please go directly to the nearest Hospital. You will be asked to fill out a registration form by the front reception staff, which includes your contact information and health related questions.
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.
Sexual Risk Behaviours This chapter pro vides an overview of the sexual health of homeless youth in Canada, describing the various factors that contribute to sexual risk behaviours and poor sexual health outcomes and offering suggestions for future research and clinical interventions. This chapter first reviews the prevalence of sexual risk behaviours and poor sexual health outcomes among homeless youth.
For additional resource for Quebec residents please see " More resources ". We are now offering appointments at our youth community satellite clinics. Please call if you would like to book an appointment.
Much attention is devoted to women's reproductive health, but the formative and mature stages of women's sexual lives are often overlooked. Contemporary Canadian adolescents are becoming sexually active at younger ages than in previous generations. The gender gap between young males and females in age at first intercourse has virtually disappeared.