Sexual health is an important part of your overall health and well-being.
What is Sexual Health?
Being sexually healthy means that you are comfortable with your sexuality, and have the ability to control and positively experience your own sexuality and reproduction. At the Perth District Health Unit, we are dedicated to helping create a culture where people are empowered to make healthy sexual choices.
How do I Take Care of My Sexual Health?
Be informed. Make sure that you are using a contraceptive that works well for both you and your partner. Get all the information you need before you decide which method is right for you.
Protect yourself. Condoms help protect from unwanted pregnancy and most sexually transmitted infections (STI). They are readily available and easy to use. Condoms may not provide adequate protection from some sexual transmitted infections, including herpes and warts, since they may not form a barrier between the affected areas.
Get tested. This is another way you and your partner can avoid the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STI) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Don’t assume that if you are in a steady relationship, you should not continue to get tested. Testing applies to all ages.
The Perth District Health Unit offers support through our Sexual Health Program:
- Visit one of our Sexual Health Clinics
- By phone, speak confidentially with a Public Health Nurse. Call 519-271-7600 extension 779 or toll-free at 1-877-271-7348 extension 779. Text at 519-635-2504.