Sexual health is a vital and integral part of overall health and well-being throughout one’s life, integrating the emotional, physical, cognitive and social aspects of sexuality.
One’s attitude about sexuality and one’s ability to understand and accept their own sexuality are essential aspects of who they are and how they interact with their world. Comfort and acceptance of one’s sexuality directly affects one’s ability to make healthy choices and to respect the choices of others.
Healthy sexuality involves much more than avoiding negative outcomes, such as sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. It involves acquiring the skills, knowledge and behaviours to maintain good sexual and reproductive health throughout life.
The Prevention Institute has various resources on sexual and reproductive health for youth, parents/caregivers, educators, and other professionals (booklets, brochures, fact sheets, guides, posters, reports, videos).
Students can also apply to the Youth-led Health Community Grants Program to promote sexual health education.
Saskatoon Sexual Health offers high quality, engaging, and informative educational opportunities. The education programs promote informed decision making and ensure that information and support regarding sexual and reproductive health are available and accessible. We provide educational workshops, classroom presentations, professional development, and other educational resources.
Topics offered include: Healthy Relationships; Sexually Transmitted Infections and Birth Control; Media & Sexuality; Speaking Up: Young Men’s Sexual Health Program; Tell It Like It Is Wellness Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities; New in Town: Sexual Health and Wellness for Newcomers; and Barriers to Reproductive Justice for Healthcare Providers.
Teachingsexualhealth.ca is an innovative website developed by Alberta educators and health professionals. A teacher portal provides teachers and educators with evidence-based sexual health information, lesson plans, tools and resources. There is a parent portal as well.
The Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education provide guidance to educators and policy makers for the development and evaluation of comprehensive evidence-based sexual health education in Canada. The revised 2019 Guidelines include new content: a section documenting the importance of comprehensive sexual health education in Canada, Core Principles of Comprehensive Sexual Health Education, a list and description of appropriate educators and settings for the provision of comprehensive sexual health education, and benchmarks for the provision of STI prevention education and linking to STI testing in schools. Available in English and French.
SexLifeSask is committed to providing comprehensive, quality, inclusive sexual health information/education and access to clinical services for the people of Saskatchewan, necessary to make informed decisions about their own sexual and reproductive health at all stages of their life.
The website includes information, links and resources related but not limited to: STIs and testing; contraception and pregnancy; condoms; sex and relationships; LGBTQ2S+; and your body. In addition, there are resources for teachers and parents; information on speakers and workshops related to healthy sexuality; resources on living with HIV/hepatitis; and statistics, research and reports.
Sex & U takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to youth. From talking about sex, to lifestyle choices, to contraception awareness and sexually transmitted infections, Sex & U provides accurate, credible, and up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health.
Health Canada promotes healthy sexuality by making information based on current scientific research, readily available through publications, promotional resources, links, policies and guidelines.
Learn the facts about sexual health with articles about puberty, menstruation, infections, and just about everything else you wanted to know, for guys and girls.
The Keep It Safe Saskatchewan (KIS-SK) smart phone app provides information on finding free contraceptives and STI testing in Saskatchewan; setting reminders for taking contraceptives or booking health appointments; and learning about contraceptives and contraceptive myths.
This website includes information, links and resources related to consent; sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual abuse - all forms of sexual violence; what to do immediately after a sexual assault; intimate partner violence; warning signs of an unhealthy relationship; and the duty to report child abuse. It also includes information on emergency shelters, counselling and support centres in Saskatchewan.
A provincial non-profit organization that works to provide public awareness and education on issues related to sexual violence; provide resources, training, support, and advocacy for front-line agencies; conduct and support research and consultation on issues related to sexual violence; and work in partnership and provide a collective voice for all front-line agencies working to end sexual violence in Saskatchewan.
Support youth and community well-being through the collaborative action of community partners working together. Through evidence, tools and resources, SAYCW supports stakeholders to turn the knowledge gained through the youth health survey into health promoting action.
SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Report - 2019 Survey Findings
The SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Report – 2019 Survey Findings was released in November 2020. This report shares important descriptive data – like the percentage of...
This report provides a brief review of the scientific literature on COVID-19 and its effects on youth health, with particular emphasis on mental health. SAYCW shares relevant data from the pre-pandemic, 2019 SAYCW survey – these findings show how stressors and unhealthy behaviours that have been worsened by the pandemic (e.g., worry, connection with others, screen time, etc.) had impacted Saskatchewan youths’ health and well-being prior to the pandemic. Suggested health promotion actions to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and improve youth health and well-being are also shared.