Sexuality and Relationships
The Sexual Health Program promotes healthy sexuality, healthy relationships and awareness about sexuality.
It is important to know what you want for yourself and what you want in a relationship. Deciding whether to have sex is a big decision. Sometimes talking with someone can help you to sort that out.
- Confidential counseling
- Clinical services
- Education concerning sexual decision-making
- Referrals to other agencies
Sexual orientation refers to the gender of the people we have feelings of attraction and affection toward both emotionally and physically. This is an important part of our self-identity; how we see ourselves and how others see us. How we feel as a male or female and how others interact with us in that role. It is one of the most difficult parts of ourselves to talk about and understand. In addition, understanding our sexual orientation can happen at any time during our lives.
Gender identity refers to being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity can be exciting, wonderful, and sometimes confusing. Your sexual orientation and gender identity is only part of who you are. You might wonder if you are the only one that feels the way you do. You are not alone! Support is available by phone, email or by meeting with others.
Our Sexual Health Information Line is confidential and one of our Public Health Nurses can answer your questions about sexuality and relationships. Please call the intake line at 519.355.1071 ext. 5901 Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.