Sexual health is about more than our body parts. The youth I work with understand this inherently. In my role as Sexuality and Reproductive Health Facilitator at Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba, I work on a number of different projects, one of which is focused exclusively on newcomer youth in Winnipeg. It is called the […]
Historically, LGBTQ people have not been made to feel comfortable to talk about their lives and experiences while accessing support in health care and social service settings. To this day, many people suffer from abuse, bullying, harassment and discrimination because they are LGBTQ-identified. This certainly also happens in health care settings. Existing services are not […]
My unconscious bias was revealed to me many years ago while working as a registered nurse (RN) at a family planning clinic. A young woman came requesting a pregnancy test. I admit to feeling relief when the test was negative and was genuinely surprised when her reaction was grief. As we discussed the result, she […]
My sexual health means more to me than free condoms and a pamphlet from an event, or getting tested a few times a year. What’s going on in the rest of my life has a major impact on the decisions I make around sex, the amount of sex that I have, and the way that […]
How has trauma inflicted upon my people through Residential Schools and the Sixties Scoop impacted our views around gender and sexuality? How has religion changed how we view relationships? How has language extraction impacted the ways we talk about gender and sex? These are questions I ask myself when I think about why Indigenous people […]
By Laurie Edmiston The attendees at the 2016 Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) conference, Mental Health for All, were a new audience for CATIE. This was the first time CATIE was invited to attend as an exhibitor to a mental health conference. Most people who stopped by our booth had never heard about us, but […]
Despite ongoing public health efforts and the fact that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are preventable and treatable, new infections continue to occur and, in fact, are on the rise. Between 2010 and 2015, there was an 85.6% increase in the reported rate of syphilis, a 65.4% increase in the reported rate of gonorrhea and a […]
For immediate release From 12-16 February, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights (Action Canada) is proud to host Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week (SRH Week), an annual nation-wide campaign that promotes sexual and reproductive health in Canada. This year’s theme is Mind your “Business” and focuses on the intersections between mental health and […]
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