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The newly available abortion pill (Mifegymiso) is everywhere in the news these days. Based on all the media coverage, you would think the World Health Organization’s “gold-standard” would be widely available, but so far, only a few doctors seem to be offering it. What gives? The drug is already available and used safely in over […]
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights (Action Canada) Executive Director Sandeep Prasad talks to XFM’s Sarah Cowan about the 2017 SRH Week campaign, what it is and why it’s important.
What does good, non-stigmatized sexual healthcare look like for northern and indigenous youth? This question has become very important to me. I have had the great privilege of discussing this question at length with youth across the Northwest Territories, the Yukon and Nunavut as a program facilitator for FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth), an […]
In the past few years, trans rights and social policies that take trans lives into account have seen exponential growth. This is largely due to the decades-long work of trans people, especially those organizing for their safety and survival. Critical progress has been made under the leadership of trans women of colour, trans people doing […]
That’s right, you’re not the only one in my life. I know I am supposed to come to you, my family doctor, for any health issue but when it comes to my gay sex life I go to another clinic, a community-based sexual health clinic in downtown. You are probably wondering why. Well, honestly, I’m […]
Ready for some pillow talk?, the theme of this year’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week, couldn’t have arrived at a more opportune time when it comes to HIV and safe sex. You bet we want to talk! And sexual partners who are serodiscordant – one HIV-positive, the other HIV-negative – have every reason to […]
Survivors usually don’t look physically injured Most sexual assault survivors don’t have any obvious physical injuries. This doesn’t mean they aren’t hurt physically, emotionally and spiritually. We can’t judge whether someone is telling the truth about a sexual assault based on how they look. People who have been strangled by a partner are at highest […]
Sexual Health Nova Scotia (SHNS) has lots great activities planned for this Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week. Here’s a glimpse: We’ve partnered with several public library branches across the province to have posters and book displays related to SRH Week. Several SHNS member-centres are doing pillow-themed interactive activities. We provide pillows and fabric markers, […]
When we say pillow talk, we’re talking about “starting the conversation” with your healthcare provider to receive the best possible care. Open communication between healthcare providers and clients is crucial to sexual and reproductive health. We all have the right to sexual and reproductive health and care. You deserve to be treated with respect and […]
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