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Your sexual health

Resources about sexual health, relationships, sexual activity, sexual orientation, gender identity, abuse, and assault.

Healthy sexuality is more than just having sex. It's about communicating, accepting and giving love and affection. It's about exercising your sexual rights, and discussing your feelings and values. It's also about physical and emotional needs, pleasure and fulfillment, self-image and respect.

Making informed choices, taking care of your health, and accepting expressing your sexual identity are all vital to staying healthy throughout your life.

For more information, refer to:

Sexual Health Ontario
Sexual health, STIs, and reproductive health from Public Health Ontario.

Sex & U
Sexual activity, birth control, pregnancy, STIs, consent, body image, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, and gender identity from the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of Canada.

Rainbow Salad
Resources for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals from Rainbow Salad (a Peel-based organization).

Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance
Information hub for sexual health and wellbeing for 2SGBTQ+ men in Ontario.

2SLGBTQ+ community resources
Available to family, friends and allies of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals in Peel, Toronto, and Halton from PFLAG Canada (Peel Region chapter).

You can also speak with a sexual health expert from Sexual Health Ontario.

More information

Abuse is the intentional and systematic use of tactics to establish and maintain power and control in a relationship. Abuse tactics can take many forms such as physical, sexual, emotional or psychological, financial, and more.

To get help, find a sexual assault and domestic violence centre near you.

For information about abuse, sexual assault and domestic or family violence, including services and helplines, refer to the following resources from the Government of Ontario:

Learn more about family and intimate partner violence, including resources about where to get help in Peel.

Youth are bombarded with conflicting, and sometimes inaccurate and misleading messages about sex. For resources on age-appropriate sexual health education for students and children, refer to:

Teaching sexual health
Includes both parent and teacher information portals organized by age, topic area, or lesson plan activities from Alberta Health Services.

Human development and sexual health resources
Grade-specific resources for teachers to access lesson plans, activity ideas, professional learning and more from Ontario Physical and Health Education Association.

Teen health source
Information for teens and their parents or caregivers, including puberty and the body, sexual health, relationships and mental health from Planned Parenthood Toronto.