A Grade Nine Sexual Health Unit
Guide and Manual, 2010
This manual was developed by the Regina Sexual Health Coalition and funded by the Advisory Committee on Family Planning to support grade nine health educators to help teach abstinence, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and contraception. This manual requires school division board approval prior to teaching.
A New Mother and HIV Positive
Mothers who are HIV positive may face additional challenges. If you are a mother and are HIV positive, it is important to take care of yourself so that both you and your baby can stay healthy. This brochure talks about staying healthy, deciding if you should breastfeed or not, as well as information on dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety.SKU: 7-007
A Review of Nutritional Recommendations for Pregnant Women Living with HIV
Ensuring proper nutrition is a critical component of living with HIV as it is with being pregnant. The two conditions combined mean that pregnant women living with HIV are especially vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies and these women must monitor their nutritional status accordingly. The review provides general recommendations to address these issues.
Adolescent Pregnancy in Saskatchewan
In Canada, rates of adolescent pregnancy remain among the highest in developed countries and rates in Saskatchewan are among the highest in Canada. In an effort to address the needs of Saskatchewan youth, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute has developed this report to provide a picture of adolescent pregnancy in Saskatchewan and to identify best practices that my address the specific circumstances of Saskatchewan Youth.
Adolescent Pregnancy in Saskatchewan: Best Practices for Prevention
In Canada, rates of adolescent pregnancy remain some of the highest among developed countries (30.5 per 1,000 for women aged 15 to 19), and Saskatchewan has the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy and live births of the Canadian provinces (34.3 per 1,000 for women aged 15 to 19). The report includes promising practices that will guide the development of prevention programs that serve young people, both in the prevention of unintended pregnancy and in the promotion of healthy reproductive choices.
Adolescent Pregnancy: Risk and Protective Factors
Based on the literature review, “Adolescent Pregnancy in Saskatchewan: Best Practices for Prevention”, this summary highlights risk and protective factors associated with adolescent pregnancy, along with considerations for adolescent pregnancy prevention.
Advisory Committee on Family Planning Sexual Health Education Survey
The Advisory Committee on Family Planning Sexual Health Education Survey investigated parental attitudes toward sexual health education in the province of Saskatchewan between October 2006 and February 2007. Survey results provide insight into Saskatchewan parents’ ideas about sexual health education, their attitudes and expectations, and their perceptions of their own knowledge and comfort with providing sexual health education to their school-aged children. The findings provide a basis for discussion regarding current school-based sexual health education approaches and whether these approaches are meeting the needs of Saskatchewan families with school-aged children.
An Environmental Scan of Canadian Resources Designed to Foster Healthy Adolescent Dating Relationships
Unhealthy adolescent dating relationships, including abusive relationships, are associated with negative outcomes like poor psychological health, suicidal ideation, and substance use; these outcomes continue into young adulthood. Therefore, it is important that adolescents learn how to develop and negotiate healthy dating relationships, both for their current and future health. This report shares information about available online Canadian resources and/or programs that focus on healthy adolescent dating relationships. This information can be used as a starting point for anyone seeking materials or services to educate adolescents about healthy relationships.
Are You Positive You’re Negative?
This poster emphasizes the importance of testing for HIV during pregnancy.SKU: 7-011
Are You Positive You’re Negative? (Dene Translation)
This poster emphasizes the importance of testing for HIV during pregnancy. This poster was translated to Dene by the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre.SKU: 7-110
Are You Positive You’re Negative? HIV and Hepatitis C
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health (2010) reports that 70% of those diagnosed with HIV are co-infected with hepatitis C. This co-infection is of particular concern as HIV can hasten the progression of hepatitis C disease, and co-infection can complicate or reduce the treatment options for both diseases.
Like HIV, hepatitis C can be transmitted from mother to child. Testing is the only way for a woman to know whether she is living with HIV or hepatitis C.
This poster was created to promote further awareness of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C in Saskatchewan and to highlight the importance of testing for pregnant women.SKU: 7-014
Are You Positive You’re Negative? Protect Yourself and Others. Get Tested.
Rates of adolescent pregnancy and STIs in Saskatchewan are among the highest in Canada. The number of individuals testing positive for HIV in Saskatchewan is almost twice the Canadian average. These high rates are of concern because adolescent pregnancy is associated with poorer outcomes for the mom and the baby. Likewise, if STIs and HIV are not treated, they can cause serious health issues for males, females, and unborn babies. Adolescent pregnancy, STIs, and HIV can be prevented with proper contraception use, testing, and treatment.
This poster was created to promote further awareness of the need for STI and HIV testing in Saskatchewan and to highlight the importance of contraceptive use.SKU: 7-016
Building Healthy Relationships: Yes, that includes dating relationships!
Teaching young people how to build healthy relationships provides them with valuable skills that can promote their overall health. This booklet is designed for use with young adolescents (including those who aren’t dating yet), in addition to older adolescents. It provides information about how to build healthy relationships of any kind (e.g., friendships, relationships with family, dating relationships, etc.), as well as information specific to healthy dating relationships. Saskatchewan adolescent perspectives were collected to inform the development of this resource.SKU: 7-301
Contraception Options: Finding the Best Method of Birth Control for You
This booklet provides information about the different types of contraception available, including the effectiveness, use, and how to access each type. This booklet is designed for use by youth and those who work with youth.SKU: 7-300
Coping with the Body Image Blues
Teenagers are bombarded with images in the media that make them feel insecure about their own bodies. Using a mix of dramatic vignettes, humorous animation, and student interviews, this program analyzes how a bad self-image can damage self-esteem. The video and the activities in the teacher’s resource book reinforce the importance of building a personal identity that is not based on how one’s body does or does not measure up to unrealistic images presented by popular media.Audience: Grades 5-9SKU: 7-V-712