Content Tagged With: 'sexual health'

What is herpes?Herpes is a skin infection caused by two types of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). The first type (HSV-1) causes “cold sores” on the mouth, but can also infect other areas including the genitals. The second type (HSV-2) causes painful sores on or around the genitals, but can also infect...
Type: Article
Topics: herpes, STI, sexual health

HPV

What is HPV?Human papillomavirus (also called HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) and can infect the genital area as well as the mouth and throat.  As many as 75% of sexually active men and women will have at least one HPV infection in their lifetime. There are many...
Type: Article
Topics: genital warts, STI, sexual health
There are three legal pregnancy options in Canada: adoption, abortion and parenting.You may be an individual (or couple) that is trying to, or hopes to, become pregnant, and who needs more information on pregnancy planning and fertility.You may find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy, and are...
Weighing the RisksSex that we willingly say 'yes' to can be a real pleasure allowing us to express who we really are sexually. Unfortunately, sex can also expose us to the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV / AIDS.  How can we explore our sexuality and avoid the risks of...
Part of the Sex and Prevention series of pamphlets. This pamphlet series was produced as part of the Youth & STD/HIV Prevention Project at Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC), in collaboration with Kali Shiva AIDS Services. The original writing and design of this pamphlet series...
Type: Resource
Topics: STI, genital warts, prevention, sexual health
Sexuality is a complex, integral part of life. It includes all aspects of who we are – our values and beliefs, bodies, desires, relationships, gender, and our thoughts and feelings about all of these. Our sexuality naturally shifts and changes throughout our lives. It is affected by our...
Type: Article
Topics: sexual health
What is syphilis?Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria. Many people with this infection have no symptoms. Syphilis can be cured with antibiotics (pills). If left untreated, this infection can cause serious long-term health problems and death. Having syphilis, even...
Type: Article
Topics: syphilis, STI, sexual health
A sexual health media campaign in Brandon during 2008-2010, including messages translated into Russian, Mandarin, Amharic, and Spanish.
Type: Resource
Topics: sexual health, STI, projects

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