Confused about different methods of birth control?

Do you need updated information on available birth control methods and how they work? Just play this game from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada to get all the information you need. There are many types of birth control including ones with hormone and those with no hormone. Many are available at a low cost by seeing your health care provider … Read More

Preventing pregnancy after sex

Missed pills? Broken condom? No protection? When accidents happen you’ve got a back-up plan! It’s called emergency contraception (EC), also known as the “morning after pill” or Plan B. You risk an accidental pregnancy when condoms break, when birth control is taken incorrectly, or if you were unprepared for sex. Unprotected sex, even if it’s just once, can lead to … Read More

Easy Online Testing

No need to see your doctor, make an appointment, wait in line at a walk-in clinic or fill out countless forms. Get tested online! Visit the CK Public Health website at www.chatham-kent.ca/publichealth (click the Easy Online STI Testing tab). What are we testing for? Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) especially common among younger people. In 2011, individuals 18-24 made up … Read More

It Won’t Happen to Me!

Picture of woman holding pregnancy test

Why are there still so many unplanned pregnancies if there are so many birth control methods available? Here are a few reasons: People take risks, they think “it won’t happen to me” (recent generations expect to enjoy sex without the consequences). Pregnancy will eventually happen, if you are not using a reliable type of birth control.  Be prepared; plan ahead … Read More

Consent to sex should always be clear

While alcohol may lower inhibitions or create romantic moods, it should not be used as an excuse for neglecting responsible sexual behaviour. It is your responsibility to make sure your partner is sober enough to give sexual consent. If they pass out, have trouble walking, talking or focusing and are not entirely aware of their environment, then they are too … Read More

Don’t be that guy

Just because she isn’t saying no… doesn’t mean she’s saying yes. The most common drug involved in sexual assault is alcohol. Most people use alcohol to relax and have fun but drinking too much can put you at risk of sexual assault.  It is always your responsibility to make sure you and your partner are sober enough to give sexual … Read More