Appendix C: Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections – Resources and reference tools for health professionals

Section VII

Appendix C: Resources and Reference Tools for Health Professionals

Books

Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education.
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
A document that offers public health practitioners, educators and administrators a broader understanding of the goals and objectives of Sexual Health Education. It provides professionals with a guide to the development and evaluation of sexual health education programs, policies and related services.
Available in PDF format online at Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections.

HIV/HCV Transmission: Guidelines for Assessing Risk: A Resource for Educators, Counsellors, and Health Care Providers. 5th edition.
Canadian AIDS Society
A comprehensive, evidence-based guide outlining the risks for the acquisition and transmission of HIV and hepatitis C associated with various sexual activities, graded from 1 (no-risk) to 4 (high-risk). Available in PDF format online at Canadian Aids Society.

Sex Sense.
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
A comprehensive booklet about sexuality and contraception. This booklet covers all contraceptive methods available in Canada and provides fact-based information on protection against sexually transmitted infections. It contains helpful websites and phone numbers for support across Canada.
Available to order online at Women's Health Information - Bookstore.

Counselling flipcharts.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
“Choosing a contraceptive that’s right for u - 2nd Edition”
"Understanding Sexually Transmitted Infections"
Available to order online at SexualityandU.ca.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Counselling Guidelines, 2004.
Canadian Federation for Sexual Health - (formerly Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada - PPFC)
These guidelines can be used as a tool to improve support skills, train staff or provide additional information for patients in a clinical, community or educational setting. Available to order online at Canadian Federation for Sexual Health.

Internet Links

National AIDS Clearinghouse of the Canadian Public Health Association</
www.aidssida.cpha.ca

The National AIDS Clearinghouse of the Canadian Public Health Association (1565 Carling Avenue, Suite 400, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8R1) distributes a variety of pamphlets, posters and other safer-sex materials.

Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections
www.publichealth.gc.ca/sti

The Public Health Agency of Canada Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections website provides information and resources on sexual health and STIs, including links to national STI epidemiology and surveillance data and reports, targeted research, and evidence-based national guidelines. ,

SexualityandU.ca
www.sexualityandu.ca/masexualite.ca

A sexual- and reproductive-health website sponsored by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. This site is intended to be a comprehensive source of information for teens, parents, adults, teachers and health care professionals on sexual and reproductive health issues.

Note:

If you are not aware of local community resources for sexual health promotion/STI prevention and control, contact your local public health authority or provincial/territorial director of STI control (see Appendix D).

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