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  • Sexual orientation

    Sexual orientation is a term used to describe a person’s pattern of attraction based on gender. Sexual orientation may include attraction to the same gender, a gender different than your own, both or neither. Sexual orientation may be emotional, erotic, romantic, and/or sexual.

  • Shigellosis

    Shigellosis is an infection caused by Shigella bacteria that causes diarrhea. The bacteria are found in the stool and are easily passed between people when tiny bits of infected stool get in the mouth.

  • STI testing checklist

    Know exactly what you are getting tested for. It helps to have a checklist to review with your health care provider to determine which tests you need.

  • Syphilis

    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. Syphilis infection occurs in stages, called primary, secondary, early latent and late latent. Each stage has different kinds of symptoms.

  • Talk with a health care provider

    As part of taking care of your health, you may want to talk with a health care provider about sex. Health care providers include nurses, nurse practitioners, family doctors, specialists, counsellors, and sex therapists.

  • Talking to kids about sex

    For parents, the conversations about sexuality that you have with your children are some of the most important conversations that will happen during their lifetime. Adults often worry about talking about sexuality with children and, although they recognize the value in the conversations, it can be difficult to approach the topics of sexuality.

  • Transgender resources

    Sexual health is important for everyone, no matter what your age, gender, or sexual orientation. If you identify as transgender, there are some information you may be interested in.

  • Trichomoniasis

    Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the protozoa, Trichomonas vaginalis. It is commonly called ‘trich’ (sounds like "trick").

  • Urethritis

    Urethritis is an infection of the male urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. It is often caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as gonorrhea or chlamydia.

  • Vaccines

    Hepatitis A and B and some types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can be prevented by vaccines. Vaccines for some other STIs, including HIV and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) are being developed.