The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute works in areas of reproductive health that are of particular pertinence to the health of Saskatchewan’s population. Rates of adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Saskatchewan are among the highest in Canada. Adolescent pregnancy is associated with poorer outcomes for the mom and the baby. If STIs aren’t treated, they can cause serious health issues for males, females, and unborn babies.
The Prevention Institute believes that young people should be included in primary prevention efforts. Youth in Saskatchewan were asked to participate in a video contest focused on helping other young people make healthy choices to reduce their risk of STIs and unplanned pregnancies.
Two of the awards went to the Tisdale Middle and Secondary School students. Jeremy Ernst developed his own video, STI Awareness, while Kanna Jorde, Kristen Wallington, and Trisha Wallington worked together to develop the STI Video. The third award was received by Alia Hogan for her video, Wrapped.
Following are the links to the three winning videos. Congratulations to each of the winners!