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  • Cervicitis

    Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix, which is the part of the womb that ends in the vagina/internal genitals. Cervicitis is common and affects many people at some point in their adult lives.

  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is one of the most common STI's reported in BC. Rates of chlamydia have been increasing steadily in BC since the late 1990's.

  • Coming out

    "Coming out" is a termed used when a person tells others that they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

  • Compulsive sex

    Compulsive sex is a term that refers to frequent or constant sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviours that get in the way of day-to-day life. ‘Sex addiction’ is another term that is sometimes also used.

  • Condoms

    Condoms include both external condoms (also called “male” condoms) and internal condoms (also called “female” condoms). When used properly, they can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy. Condoms can be bought at most drug stores, corner stores and grocery stores. Health clinics, youth clinics, and sexual health clinics often have free external condoms available to the public.