Sexual HealthSexual health is an integral part of an individual’s health. Sexual health includes our physical health, our perception of our sexual self, body image, cultural and personal understandings of sex, social attitudes towards sex and our relationships with others. Like other aspects of our health and well-being, having knowledge and understanding about sexual health creates opportunities for us to lead healthy lives.
The Health and Wellness team provides sexual health information, sexual counselling, pregnancy testing, PAP screening, sexual health supplies (e.g. condoms) and testing for sexual transmitted infections (i.e. STI Screening).
We assist students to talk comfortably about sex and to navigate their sexual relationships. Many people struggle with finding the words to use when talking about sex and sexual relationships. We are trained to be sensitive listeners and to help students ask for what they need.
- Education about all methods of contraception
- Emergency contraception
- Pregnancy testing,
- Counselling of options regarding pregnancy
- Cervical cancer screening (Pap Test) is a test hat can find abnormal cells in the cervix before they become cancer. The test is free and can be done by a healthcare provider in the clinic, All women age 25 to 69 should be screened every 3 years if PAP results are normal.
- Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms. Symptoms may include: abnormal vaginal bleeding (such as bleeding between periods, bleeding during/after sex); abnormal or persistent vaginal discharge, and/or pelvic pain or pain during sexual intercourse. For detailed information, visit BC Cancer Agency Cervix Screening.
Last reviewed 9/21/2016 3:25:16 PM