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Making healthy sexual decisions

Aims to give information in making healthy sexual decisions. Talks about what you need to know if you are sexually active or are thinking about becoming sexually active, talks about who you should talk to about birth control and STD protection. Also has other information.

Published: 1999-2004
Reproductive questions and answers for cancer survivors: a guide for teens

Talks about hormones and ovaries, premature ovarie failure, fertility and pregnancy, fertility treatments, other fertility issues, and sexual relationships after cancer. Avaliable in html and pdf.

Published: 1999-2004
Young men and HIV: culture, poverty and sexual risk  
http://www.panos.org.uk/

Explores young men's sexuality - their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour - as a factor driving the international AIDS pandemic. Looks at risk behaviours, such as sex with more than one partner and without a condom, and social conditions, such as poverty, that discourage young men from protecting themselves.

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Published: 2001
Sexuality & cancer: for the woman who has cancer, and her partner  
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MIT/MIT_7_1x_SexualityforWomenandTheirPartners.asp
Discusses women's sexuality and how it is effected by cancer. Touches on what a "normal" sex life is, healthy sexual response, and elements of female sexual desire and response. Discusses the keys for staying sexually healthy despite cancer treatment, effects of cancer treatment on female sexual desire and response, ways of dealing with sexual problems, special aspects of some treatments, how to keep your sex life going, and myths about cancer. Also included is a special section for single women: when to talk about your cancer, the possibility of rejection and improving your social life. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Sexual practices, risk perception and knowledge of sexually transmitted disease risk among lesbian and bisexual women  
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3700605.html
Documents that many lesbian and bisexual women believe only heterosexual women are likely to become infected with a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Finds that many of these women do not take protective measures with their female partners. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Sex after menopause  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40812
Looks at some of the challenges to fulfilling sexual activity after menopause. (See Details)
Published: 2005
How females bodies work: female sexual response  
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/centres/sex/femalebody/sexualresponse.html
Describes the physical changes that occur when a woman becomes sexually excited. Outlines the four stages that are used to describes these changes. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Early sexual intercourse, condom use and sexually transmitted diseases  
http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/050503/d050503a.htm
Summarizes two studies: one on early sexual intercourse, and one on sexual intercourse, condom use and sexually transmitted diseases among older teens and young adults. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Learning about your sexual self  
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/centres/sex/expression/sexual_self.html
Explores the difficulty of making choices about sex, and gives advice on the questions to explore before having sex, about the meaning of sex, and sexual interests and limits. Suggests exploring your sexual responses as a way of learning what you enjoy sexually. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Seniors and aging: sexual activity  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/life-vie/seniors-aines_e.html
Examines the benefits of maintaining sexual activity as we age, and looks at the challenges and health risks. (See Details)
Published: 2006