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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
Sex during pregnancy  
http://www.sexualityandu.ca/eng/adults/SX/pregnancy.cfm
Addresses common concerns around sex and sexuality during pregnancy. Discusses factors that may influence sexual desire and sexual activity while a woman is pregnant, and outlines reasons that a doctor may advise against sex during pregnancy. (See Details)
Sexuality, fertility, pregnancy and inflammatory bowel disease  
http://www.ccfc.ca/English/info/brochures/SexualityEnglish.pdf
Examines the impact that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its treatment can have on sexuality, fertility, and pregnancy. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Sexual health  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S24
Reviews some issues in the sexual health of Canadian women in adolescence and later life, with a focus on behaviour, knowledge and needs. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Trends in sexual risk behaviors among high school students: United States, 1991 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003  
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/factsheet/fstrends.htm
Describes a decline of 11% in students who had sex between 1991 and 1997, when comprehensive sexuality education was more prevalent. Finds that from 1999-2003, when funding for abstinence-only education increased, there was no significant decline. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Sex? A healthy sexuality resource  
http://www.gov.ns.ca/ohp/publications/Sex_A_Healthy_Sexuality_Resource.pdf
Provides information for teens about sexuality, relationships and healthy sexual choices. (See Details)
Published: 2004
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