Having proper protection is important before having sex. the main types of birth control are emergency, hormonal, non-hormonal, and natural. It is helpful to think about what you want in a birth control before talking to your doctor. For more information on birth control visit: sexandu.ca/contraception.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be spread by a bodily fluid or skin-to-skin contact.
There is a range of STIs and some may not show obvious signs.
It is important to always use a barrier method of protection and get tested regularly if you are having sex. Using a condom, dental dam, or female condom is the only useful way, besides abstinence, to limit the spread of STIs.
For more information on STIs visit: sexandu.ca/stis