Search Resources (English): Safer sex

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Safer sex menu: table d'hôte, à la carte or buffet

Explains your choices of sexual activity and the level of risk associated with each one.

Published: 2002
Women lovin’ women  
http://www.actoronto.org

Highlights some of the issues around HIV and sexually transmitted infections that affect women who have sex with women. Lists Toronto-area information services.

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Published: 2003
Women who have sex with women

Provides an overview for women who have sex with women of what HIV is and how it is spread. Gives suggestions on transmission prevention and where to get more information or help.

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
Mind the sex gap: bridging sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention for young heterosexual males  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/buddyStudy.pdf

Explores young men's perceptions of sexual behaviours, roles, and responsibilities, and pinpoints obstacles and gaps in their sexual health decision-making. Provides a list of recommendations to policy makers and sexual health practitioners for improving HIV/AIDS prevention services for young men and women.

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Published: 2004
Sexual orientation  
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/centres/sex/expression/sexual_orientation.html
Defines what sexual orientation is. Explores the issue of homophobia and its impact on the physical and emotional health of lesbian and bisexual women. Discusses the risks of sexually transmitted infections for women who have sex with women, and the need for safer sex practices. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Perspectives on the epidemic: women and teenage girls at risk for HIV: insignts from focus groups  
http://www.kff.org/medicare/loader.cfm?url=/commonspot/security/getfile.cfm&PageID=21822
Presents the results of six focus groups with women and teenage girls who are at higher risk for HIV, to learn about their attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour about HIV. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Condoms, sexually transmitted infections, safer sex and you  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/epiu-aepi/std-mts/condom_e.html
Discusses condom use to prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Provides usage guidelines. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Gendering prevention practices: a practical guide to working with gender in sexual safety and HIV/AIDS awareness education  
http://www.nikk.uio.no/forskning/nikk/living/lft_gendprevpract_word.doc
Presents practical resources for those looking to take a gendered approach in HIV awareness raising activities with young people. Link requires Microsoft Word. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Loving safely: a guide to preventing HIV for women over 40 (Vietnamese)  
http://www.serc.mb.ca/SERC/content/dload/lovingsafelyvietnamese/file/at_download
Provides safer sex messages, in Vietnamese, to women over the age of 40, an often over-looked segment of the population at risk for HIV infection. (See Details)
Published: 2003