Sexual Health

When teaching students about sexuality and sexual relationships, it is important to maintain a positive and respectful approach, with the lens of the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. Sexual health-related issues are wide-ranging, and include sexual orientation and gender identity, sexual expression, and relationships.

According to the World Health Organization, the ability to achieve sexual health and well-being depends on:

  • Access to comprehensive, high-quality information about sex and sexuality
  • Knowledge about the risks one may face and their vulnerability to adverse consequences of unprotected sexual activity
  • Ability to access sexual health care
  • Living in an environment that affirms and promotes sexual health 

Huron Perth Public Health offers weekly sexual health clinics. Locations, times and contact information on our sexual health clinics and STI testing is available on our website. During the school year, sexual health services are also available at Avon Maitland District School Board secondary schools.

Elementary and Secondary

  • Sex & U and Sexual Health Ontario both provide information and advice on a variety of sexual health topics. These sites could be used in a question, search and answer exercise.
  • Teaching Sexual is an innovative website developed by Alberta educators and health professionals. It offers up-to-date, evidence-based information and strategies for teachers and educators teaching the Alberta Education Human Sexuality curriculum and for parents of children from birth to 18 years of age.