Sexual health education is a broadly based, community-support activity that requires full participation of the educational, medical, public health, social welfare and legal systems in our society. It involves the individual’s personal, family, religious, and social values in understanding and making decisions about sexual behaviour and implementing those decisions.
Young people often turn to parents and caregivers for information about sexual health. Research shows talking openly and honestly to youth about sex leads to less risky sexual behaviour and helps to promote responsible sexual decision-making.
To help enable individuals to make healthy choices and informed decisions regarding their personal reproductive health, the Prevention Institute has created a smart phone app, Keep it Safe Saskatchewan (KIS-SK), focused on contraceptives and STIs.