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
Clinics are by appointment Wednesday and Friday.
For more information or to book an appointment call Health Connection
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-705-721-7520 or toll-free at 1-877-721-7520.
Free condoms available at your school, doctors office, public health.
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