In the February 9th, 2012 issue of The Martlet, Alex Davidson interviewed our community education coordinator, Jennifer about the stigma that persist around STIs and the effects that such stigma can have on the spread of STIs.
Both copper (left) and hormone (right) IUDs are very effective methods of birth control. In fact, many women around the world use an IUD to prevent pregnancy. In Europe, 10-25% of women use an IUD to prevent pregnancy. .
Condoms can lower your risk of hepatitis, but vaccination for Hep A and B is your best protection.
Condoms can reduce the risk of HPV and genital warts, but all sexually active females should have regular “Pap tests”:/exams/female/ to protect themselves.
Condoms and other barriers are effective at preventing the transmission of many sexually transmitted infections.
Not sure how to talk with your teenager about sex? Our tips and guidelines can help.
Contraceptive sponges contain spermicide. They are most effective when you use a “condom”:/birthcontrol/condom/ at the same time.
You can buy female condoms, like the one in this photo, at most drugstores, or at any of “our sexual health clinics”:/about/locations/.
We hope you can join us in the opportunity to protest violence against queer people. Please come and participate at the UVic PRIDE rally March 25 at 1:30 at the Uvic fountain. It will be followed by a workshop and movie. Read the details below from UVic PRIDE! Friends and colleagues – Please read this…
It’s a medical breakthrough! We now know that 99.7% of cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and we now have a vaccine that protects against “HPV”:/infections/genital-warts/! The new HPV vaccine, called “Gardasil”:/infections/genital-warts/, is now available and *you can get it right here at our Island Sexual Health Clinic*. Many doctors’ offices, medical clinics…