Sexual health

Sexual health

Older women and sexuality ... are we still just talking lube?

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English
Translated Title: 
Les femmes plus âgées et la sexualité ... parle-t-on encore seulement de lubrification?
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Lyba Spring
Publisher: 
CWHN Network
Publication Date: 
Summer 2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses an array of sexual health issues facing older women and looks at the false assumptions society makes about older women’s sexual lives.

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Available online.

Montreal Health Press collection

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Montreal Health Press

The publications that make up the archives of the Montreal Health Press, scanned by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and now available online. 

The first publication of the MHP was the Birth Control Handbook, published in 1968  when it was illegal to give out information about contraception in Canada. This and subsequent guides to the successful use of birth control methods have influenced and helped generations of women and men for over 40 years.

Kiss me deadly

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English
Author: 
Richard Van Camp
Publisher: 
Healthy Aboriginal Network
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Courtnay, BC

A sexual health comic book that covers a range of issues, from respect and communication in relationships, to pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, two-spirit people and sexual health as a career or youth led project.

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Visit the website to preview or order a copy.
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Copies may be ordered by sending an email to sean@thehealthyaboriginal.net with your order and billing address.

Still doing it: the intimate lives of women over 60

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Dierdre Fischel
Diana Holtzberg
Publisher: 
Penguin
Publication Date: 
2010

This book explores the lives of older women. Partnered, single, straight, gay, black and white nine extraordinary women, age 67-87, express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sexuality and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. This was also made into a movie.

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Order online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN-10: 1583333207
ISBN-13: 978-1583333204
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Contains bibliographical references and index. 208 pages

European Guidelines: Experts say sexuality education should start from birth

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English
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Online
Author: 
World Health Organization - Europe Regional Office
Publisher: 
World Health Organization - Europe Regional Office
Publication Date: 
October 2010
Publication Place: 
Cologne, Denmark

These guidelines were developed by a group of 20 experts from 9 European countries under the guidance of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. They provide step-by-step instructions and a detailed matrix to support health and education professionals in their efforts to guarantee children accurate and sensitively presented information about sexuality.

Assisted Human Reproduction: Getting a clearer picture

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Fédération du Québec pour la planning des naissances
Translation into English made possible by the Canadian Women's Health Network
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The goal of this brochure is to raise collective awareness of the issues involved with assisted reproductive technologies in terms of health, certainly, but also in terms of social, economic and ethical issues.

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Contact their office to obtain a copy. Also available on line
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9782980239397

Gender dimensions of HIV status disclosure to sexual partners: rates, barriers and outcomes for women

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
WHO Cluster of Family and Community Health
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

The purpose of this document is to synthesize the current information available on HIV status disclosure in terms of the rates, barriers and outcomes of HIV status disclosure among HIV-infected individuals. Particular emphasis is placed on women’s experiences with disclosure to sexual partners. Through a comprehensive review of the literature and a solicitation of experiences and input from researchers and practitioners in the field, the report aims to identify the major barriers and describe programmatic and policy strategies that have been adopted to address these barriers and support women through the disclosure process. The report ends with a section on recommendations for ways to move forward to increase disclosure rates and the support available to women who would like to disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners safely.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9241590734

World Health Organization Reproductive Health Library

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Spanish
Chinese
Arabic
Russian
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Advocacy

The WHO Reproductive Health Library (RHL) is an electronic review journal published by the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. RHL takes the best available evidence on sexual and reproductive health from Cochrane systematic reviews and presents it as practical actions for clinicians (and policy-makers) to improve health outcomes, especially in developing countries.

Making space for young heterosexual males: gender and HIV/AIDS prevention education

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Jacqueline Gahagan
Laura Barbour
Susan McWilliam
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the results of a study that explored young heterosexual males' perceptions of sexual behaviours, roles, and responsibilities, and determined obstacles and gaps in their sexual health decision-making. Includes recommendations.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612

Give it to me now: sexual health information and services for older youth in British Columbia

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English
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Paper
Author: 
Emily Falk
Ann Pederson
Elizabeth Stanger
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on a study that explored the sexual health information and service needs of young adults beyond adolescence (ages 19-30).

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.
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