Sexual and Reproductive Health
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Sexual health is an important part of your overall physical, mental and emotional health.


Online information for parents and their children on puberty, sexual reproduction, understanding your body and much more:


Pregancy testing and sexual health counseling for young women and adults (13 to 25 years of age) is offered at your local Health Centre. You can also speak to your family physician or a walk-in clinic.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Having sex? Thinking about it? Protect yourself and be informed.

Did you know that:

  • STIs can occur any time you have sexual contact.
  • STIs can affect your general health, well-being and ability to have children?
  • It is easier to prevent an STI than to treat one once it has happened.
  • IH offers many services to reduce HIV transmission.

Looking for testing? Find your nearest clinic here.

Additional Resources:

Abortion & Contraception

The Women’s Services Clinic located in Kelowna provides surgical abortion services in a supportive, non-judgmental and confidential setting to all people living in the Interior Health region.

Other abortion providers in Interior Health can be accessed through information in the What Now? brochure.

Additional Resources:

  • The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist of Canada website,  Sex and U
  • Options for Sexual Health, reviews birth controls methods and discusses how birth control works

Sexual Health Resources by Community

expand Region : Kootenays ‎(15)
Castlegar, Trail
Grand Forks
expand Region : Okanagan ‎(6)
Kelowna, West Kelowna, Rutland
Penticton, Summerland
Vernon, Lumby
expand Region : Thompson Cariboo Shuswap ‎(10)
Williams Lake

Gender Identity Resources

Other Resources


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