Sexual Health
  • 7-510: A Review of Nutritional Recommendations for Pregnant Women Living with HIV

    A Review of Nutritional Recommendations for Pregnant Women Living with HIV

    Report, 2012


    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.

    Report, 2012


    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.



    SKU: 7-510
  • Adolescent Pregnancy in Saskatchewan

    Adolescent Pregnancy in Saskatchewan

    Report, 2014


    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.

    Report, 2014


    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.



    SKU: 7-018
  • Adolescent Pregnancy in Saskatchewan: Best Practices for Prevention

    Adolescent Pregnancy in Saskatchewan: Best Practices for Prevention

    Report, 2012


    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.

    Report, 2012


    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.



    SKU: 7-513
  • 7-534: Adolescent Pregnancy Risk and Protective Factors

    Adolescent Pregnancy: Risk and Protective Factors

    Report, 2017


    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.

    Report, 2017


    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.



    SKU: 7-534
  • Sexual Health Education Survey – ACFP Summary Report

    Advisory Committee on Family Planning Sexual Health Education Survey

    Report, 2008


    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.

    Report, 2008


    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.



    SKU: 7-504
  • An Environmental Scan of Canadian Resources Designed to Foster Healthy Adolescent Dating Relationships

    An Environmental Scan of Canadian Resources Designed to Foster Healthy Adolescent Dating Relationships

    Report, 2016


    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.

    Report, 2016


    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.



    SKU: 7-532
  • Are You Positive You’re Negative?

    Are You Positive You’re Negative?

    Poster, 2013


    This poster emphasizes the importance of testing for HIV during pregnancy.

    Poster, 2013


    This poster emphasizes the importance of testing for HIV during pregnancy.

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    SKU: 7-011
  • Are You Positive You’re Negative? HIV and Hepatitis C

    Are You Positive You’re Negative? HIV and Hepatitis C

    Poster, 2014


    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.

    Poster, 2014


    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.

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    SKU: 7-014
  • Are You Positive You’re Negative? Protect Yourself and Others. Get Tested

    Are You Positive You’re Negative? Protect Yourself and Others. Get Tested.

    Poster, 2015


    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.

    Poster, 2015


    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.

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    SKU: 7-016
  • 7-537: Available Saskatchewan-Based Resources and Supports for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents

    Available Saskatchewan-Based Resources and Supports for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents

    Report, 2019


    Due to the potential adverse outcomes related to adolescent pregnancy and parenting, and in order to reduce the occurrence of these outcomes, it is important that pregnant and parenting adolescents are provided with appropriate resources and support. This report provides a snapshot of the available resources and supports for pregnant and parenting adolescents in Saskatchewan. It may be used to educate others about what is currently available, refine existing resources, inform program development, and/or address service provision gaps.

    Report, 2019


    Due to the potential adverse outcomes related to adolescent pregnancy and parenting, and in order to reduce the occurrence of these outcomes, it is important that pregnant and parenting adolescents are provided with appropriate resources and support. This report provides a snapshot of the available resources and supports for pregnant and parenting adolescents in Saskatchewan. It may be used to educate others about what is currently available, refine existing resources, inform program development, and/or address service provision gaps.



    SKU: 7-537
  • 7-301: Building Healthy Relationships: Yes, that includes dating relationships!

    Building Healthy Relationships: Yes, that includes dating relationships!

    Booklet, 2018


    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.

    Booklet, 2018


    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.

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    SKU: 7-301
  • 7-300: Contraception: Finding the Best Method of Birth Control for You

    Contraception Options: Finding the Best Method of Birth Control for You

    Booklet, 2018


    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.

    Booklet, 2018


    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.

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    SKU: 7-300
  • Developing Healthy Adolescent Dating Relationships

    Developing Healthy Adolescent Dating Relationships

    Report, 2017


    Research indicates that dating violence is experienced by many adolescents, that it begins early in dating relationships, and that it is associated with many negative outcomes that can last into adulthood. Therefore, there is a need for effective education and programming focused on helping adolescents learn to develop healthy dating relationships. This literature review includes information about the prevalence of adolescent dating violence, the long-term effects associated with adolescent dating violence, the importance of focusing on developing healthy dating relationships, and considerations for related programming.

    Report, 2017


    Research indicates that dating violence is experienced by many adolescents, that it begins early in dating relationships, and that it is associated with many negative outcomes that can last into adulthood. Therefore, there is a need for effective education and programming focused on helping adolescents learn to develop healthy dating relationships. This literature review includes information about the prevalence of adolescent dating violence, the long-term effects associated with adolescent dating violence, the importance of focusing on developing healthy dating relationships, and considerations for related programming.



    SKU: 7-535
  • 7-528-Digital-Media-and-Adolescent-Sexual-Health

    Digital Media and Adolescent Sexual Health

    Report, 2016


    Research suggests that adolescents aged 8 to 18 years spend an average of 6 to 11 hours per day with some form of media. Research also suggests that the Internet is among the most popular sources of information that adolescents use to learn about sexual and reproductive health. Other important sources are friends and family, schools, and health professionals. Adolescents are actively searching for accurate, helpful, in-depth information about sex and sexual health that they can trust. This evidence summary highlights the benefits and potential challenges to using digital media to learn about sexual health and provides recommendations for using digital media for sexual health interventions. A short list of useful online sexual health websites is also included.

    Report, 2016


    Research suggests that adolescents aged 8 to 18 years spend an average of 6 to 11 hours per day with some form of media. Research also suggests that the Internet is among the most popular sources of information that adolescents use to learn about sexual and reproductive health. Other important sources are friends and family, schools, and health professionals. Adolescents are actively searching for accurate, helpful, in-depth information about sex and sexual health that they can trust. This evidence summary highlights the benefits and potential challenges to using digital media to learn about sexual health and provides recommendations for using digital media for sexual health interventions. A short list of useful online sexual health websites is also included.



    SKU: 7-528
  • Digital Technologies and Adolescent Sexual Health

    Digital Technologies and Adolescent Sexual Health

    Report, 2015


    This review delivers an overview of the forms of media that can be used for the purposes of providing sexual health information (including social media and the Internet), summarizes the outcomes of recent media-based sexual health interventions, and provides evidence-based recommendations related to online sexual health education and youth social media use.

    Report, 2015


    This review delivers an overview of the forms of media that can be used for the purposes of providing sexual health information (including social media and the Internet), summarizes the outcomes of recent media-based sexual health interventions, and provides evidence-based recommendations related to online sexual health education and youth social media use.



    SKU: 7-525
  • Effective Evidence-Based Sexual Health Education for Youth

    Effective Evidence-based Sexual Health Education for Youth

    Report, 2015


    This report provides an overview of the standard definitions of sexual health, summarizes the status of Canadian adolescents with respect to common sexual health indicators, describes traditional approaches to sex education, and examines evidence-based guidelines and practices pertaining to adolescent sexual health education.

    Report, 2015


    This report provides an overview of the standard definitions of sexual health, summarizes the status of Canadian adolescents with respect to common sexual health indicators, describes traditional approaches to sex education, and examines evidence-based guidelines and practices pertaining to adolescent sexual health education.



    SKU: 7-524
  • Effective Sexual Health Education for Youth

    Effective Sexual Health Education for Youth

    Report, 2016


    Rates of STIs and adolescent pregnancy in Saskatchewan indicate that ongoing sexual health education is important and necessary. Well-planned and implemented sexual health education programs have been found to be effective in helping youth reduce the risk of STI/HIV infection and unintended pregnancies. This evidence summary highlights the importance of comprehensive sexual health education and explains characteristics that make this type of education effective.

    Report, 2016


    Rates of STIs and adolescent pregnancy in Saskatchewan indicate that ongoing sexual health education is important and necessary. Well-planned and implemented sexual health education programs have been found to be effective in helping youth reduce the risk of STI/HIV infection and unintended pregnancies. This evidence summary highlights the importance of comprehensive sexual health education and explains characteristics that make this type of education effective.



    SKU: 7-529
  • Healthy Sexual Development Starts at Birth

    Healthy Sexual Development Starts at Birth

    Poster, 2012


    This poster has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussions at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    Poster, 2012


    This poster has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussions at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

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    SKU: 7-202
  • Healthy Steps for Teen Parents, 2nd Edition, Volume 1: Pregnancy

    Healthy Steps for Teen Parents, 2nd Edition, Volume 1: Pregnancy

    Video, 2010


    Hosted by an empathetic and positive young woman, viewers get the straight story as they follow six teens who share their personal pregnancy experiences. Watch how teens cope with their changing life and take the necessary steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby.

    Content includes:

    • Prenatal Care & Nutrition – telling someone you’re pregnant, prenatal visits, nutrition, weight gain, warning signs
    • Protecting Your Baby – avoiding harmful substances
    • Physical & Emotional Changes – exercise, dental health, sleep, premature labour signs, emotional changes, relationship abuse
    • Getting Support – friends and family, staying in school, alternative education options

    Video, 2010


    Hosted by an empathetic and positive young woman, viewers get the straight story as they follow six teens who share their personal pregnancy experiences. Watch how teens cope with their changing life and take the necessary steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby.

    Content includes:

    • Prenatal Care & Nutrition – telling someone you’re pregnant, prenatal visits, nutrition, weight gain, warning signs
    • Protecting Your Baby – avoiding harmful substances
    • Physical & Emotional Changes – exercise, dental health, sleep, premature labour signs, emotional changes, relationship abuse
    • Getting Support – friends and family, staying in school, alternative education options
    SKU: 7-V-721
  • Healthy Steps for Teen Parents, 2nd Edition, Volume 2: Labor & Birth

    Healthy Steps for Teen Parents, 2nd Edition, Volume 2: Labor & Birth

    Video, 2010


    This video empowers pregnant teens by exploring the choices they have for labor and birth. Through the real-life experiences of five pregnant teens, viewers learn about the anatomy of a pregnancy, different phases of labor, natural comfort techniques, and medical procedures.

    Content includes:

    • Anatomy & Birth – 3D anatomy of a pregnancy, labor signs, labor support, positions for labor, natural labor techniques
    • Medical Procedures – induction, analgesics, epidural, cesarean
    • Newborns – appearance, skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in, colostrum, lactation support

    Video, 2010


    This video empowers pregnant teens by exploring the choices they have for labor and birth. Through the real-life experiences of five pregnant teens, viewers learn about the anatomy of a pregnancy, different phases of labor, natural comfort techniques, and medical procedures.

    Content includes:

    • Anatomy & Birth – 3D anatomy of a pregnancy, labor signs, labor support, positions for labor, natural labor techniques
    • Medical Procedures – induction, analgesics, epidural, cesarean
    • Newborns – appearance, skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in, colostrum, lactation support
    SKU: 7-V-722
  • Healthy Steps for Teen Parents, 2nd Edition, Volume 3: Postpartum

    Healthy Steps for Teen Parents, 2nd Edition, Volume 3: Postpartum

    Video, 2010


    This video presents information about postpartum care, newborns, and an array of teen parenting challenges and joys. New teen parents candidly share personal stories about the realities of healing physically after birth, breastfeeding, and choosing child care.

    Content includes:

    • Physical Recovery & Postpartum Emotions – healing process, signs of infection, nutrition, rest, exercise, baby blues, signs of postpartum depression
    • Baby Care & Behaviours – well-baby visits, feeding, sleeping, crying, bathing, diapering, when to call the doctor, SIDS, second-hand smoke, abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome), newborn senses
    • Relationships & Parenting – establishing paternity, co-parenting, birth control, positive relationships, living situations, friend and family support, finishing school, child care options

    Video, 2010


    This video presents information about postpartum care, newborns, and an array of teen parenting challenges and joys. New teen parents candidly share personal stories about the realities of healing physically after birth, breastfeeding, and choosing child care.

    Content includes:

    • Physical Recovery & Postpartum Emotions – healing process, signs of infection, nutrition, rest, exercise, baby blues, signs of postpartum depression
    • Baby Care & Behaviours – well-baby visits, feeding, sleeping, crying, bathing, diapering, when to call the doctor, SIDS, second-hand smoke, abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome), newborn senses
    • Relationships & Parenting – establishing paternity, co-parenting, birth control, positive relationships, living situations, friend and family support, finishing school, child care options
    SKU: 7-V-723
  • 7-536: Helping Adolescents Develop Healthy Dating Relationships: An Evidence Summary

    Helping Adolescents Develop Healthy Dating Relationships: An Evidence Summary

    Report, 2017


    This evidence summary is based on the literature review, “Developing Healthy Adolescent Dating Relationships”. It provides information about the prevalence of adolescent dating violence, the long-term effects associated with adolescent dating violence, the importance of focusing on developing healthy dating relationships, and considerations for related programming.

    Report, 2017


    This evidence summary is based on the literature review, “Developing Healthy Adolescent Dating Relationships”. It provides information about the prevalence of adolescent dating violence, the long-term effects associated with adolescent dating violence, the importance of focusing on developing healthy dating relationships, and considerations for related programming.



    SKU: 7-536
  • 7-507: HIV and Pediatric Treatment and Care in Saskatchewan

    HIV and Pediatric Treatment and Care in Saskatchewan

    Report, 2012


    This report focuses on the needs of children who have contracted HIV from mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT). Care and treatment needs are likely to be similar between individuals infected through MTCT and behaviourally infected individuals; however, behaviours, adherence rates, and outcomes may be different due to lifestyle, upbringing, and age of infection. This literature review seeks to address the need for this information by providing an overview of the diagnosis, treatment, care, and support needs of infants through early childhood (birth to age 6). The audience for this report includes health professionals, caregivers, and other adults who may come into contact with children infected with HIV.

    Report, 2012


    This report focuses on the needs of children who have contracted HIV from mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT). Care and treatment needs are likely to be similar between individuals infected through MTCT and behaviourally infected individuals; however, behaviours, adherence rates, and outcomes may be different due to lifestyle, upbringing, and age of infection. This literature review seeks to address the need for this information by providing an overview of the diagnosis, treatment, care, and support needs of infants through early childhood (birth to age 6). The audience for this report includes health professionals, caregivers, and other adults who may come into contact with children infected with HIV.



    SKU: 7-507
  • 7-102: HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy - Dene Translation

    HIV and Pregnancy – (Dene Translation)

    Poster, 2019


    This poster states that women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. This poster was translated to Dene by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre.

    Poster, 2019


    This poster states that women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. This poster was translated to Dene by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre.

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    SKU: 7-102
  • 7-101: HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy - Plains Cree Translation

    HIV and Pregnancy – (Plains Cree Translation)

    Poster, 2019


    This poster states that women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. This poster was translated to Plains Cree by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre.

    Poster, 2019


    This poster states that women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. This poster was translated to Plains Cree by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre.

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    SKU: 7-101
  • 7-100: HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy - Woodland Cree Translation

    HIV and Pregnancy – (Woodland Cree Translation)

    Poster, 2019


    This poster states that women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. This poster was translated to Woodland Cree by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre.

    Poster, 2019


    This poster states that women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. This poster was translated to Woodland Cree by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre.

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    SKU: 7-100
  • 7-008: HIV and Pregnancy Care Guide

    HIV and Pregnancy – A Guide to Care

    Guide and Manual, 2011


    This guide covers such topics as HIV/AIDS in Saskatchewan, Modes of Transmission of HIV, HIV Testing During Pregnancy, Prenatal Algorithm, HIV Treatment and Drug Management, After-Care for Babies of HIV Positive Women, Barriers to HIV Transmission Prevention and Prenatal Care, and Motivational Approaches.

    Guide and Manual, 2011


    This guide covers such topics as HIV/AIDS in Saskatchewan, Modes of Transmission of HIV, HIV Testing During Pregnancy, Prenatal Algorithm, HIV Treatment and Drug Management, After-Care for Babies of HIV Positive Women, Barriers to HIV Transmission Prevention and Prenatal Care, and Motivational Approaches.

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    SKU: 7-008
  • 7-526: Recommendations from Prevention

    HIV Prevention in Saskatchewan Adolescents

    Report, 2015


    Saskatchewan adolescents have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, both of which are indicators of participation in high risk sexual behaviours. These indicators, along with the high rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Saskatchewan, suggest that many adolescents may be at risk of HIV infection. Unfortunately, many adolescents lack the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent HIV infection. This evidence summary highlights the importance of primary prevention of HIV for Saskatchewan adolescents, including common risk factors and recommendations for adolescent HIV prevention programs.

    Report, 2015


    Saskatchewan adolescents have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, both of which are indicators of participation in high risk sexual behaviours. These indicators, along with the high rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Saskatchewan, suggest that many adolescents may be at risk of HIV infection. Unfortunately, many adolescents lack the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent HIV infection. This evidence summary highlights the importance of primary prevention of HIV for Saskatchewan adolescents, including common risk factors and recommendations for adolescent HIV prevention programs.



    SKU: 7-526
  • 7-515: HIV Smoking and Pregnancy Fact Sheet

    HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    Fact Sheet, 2019


    This fact sheet explains that for women living with HIV, smoking tobacco during pregnancy can increase the chances that HIV will be passed to the baby. Websites are listed to help pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to quit or reduce their tobacco use.

    Fact Sheet, 2019


    This fact sheet explains that for women living with HIV, smoking tobacco during pregnancy can increase the chances that HIV will be passed to the baby. Websites are listed to help pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to quit or reduce their tobacco use.



    SKU: 7-515
  • 7-516: HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    Information Card, 2019


    This information card explains that for women living with HIV, smoking tobacco during pregnancy can increase the chances that HIV will be passed to the baby. Websites are listed to help pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to quit or reduce their tobacco use.

    Information Card, 2019


    This information card explains that for women living with HIV, smoking tobacco during pregnancy can increase the chances that HIV will be passed to the baby. Websites are listed to help pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to quit or reduce their tobacco use.

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    SKU: 7-516
  • 7-517: HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    Poster, 2019


    This poster explains that for women living with HIV, smoking tobacco during pregnancy can increase the chances that HIV will be passed to the baby. Websites are listed to help pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to quit or reduce their tobacco use.

    Poster, 2019


    This poster explains that for women living with HIV, smoking tobacco during pregnancy can increase the chances that HIV will be passed to the baby. Websites are listed to help pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to quit or reduce their tobacco use.

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    SKU: 7-517
  • 7-005: HIV Healthy Pregnancies and Healthy Babies

    HIV: Healthy Pregnancies and Healthy Babies

    Booklet, 2018


    This booklet is designed for women living with HIV who are planning a pregnancy or are already pregnant. Topics include basic HIV and HIV treatment information, how to stay healthy before and during pregnancy, unique issues that may face women living with HIV, and where to go for more information and support. The booklet is an update to the previous HIV and pregnancy-related pamphlets provided by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.

    Booklet, 2018


    This booklet is designed for women living with HIV who are planning a pregnancy or are already pregnant. Topics include basic HIV and HIV treatment information, how to stay healthy before and during pregnancy, unique issues that may face women living with HIV, and where to go for more information and support. The booklet is an update to the previous HIV and pregnancy-related pamphlets provided by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.

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    SKU: 7-005
  • HIV…it’s Different Now.

    HIV…it’s Different Now.

    Poster, 2016


    Saskatchewan continues to have high rates of HIV infection. Due to the availability of antiretroviral medication, HIV is no longer classified as a death sentence, but is instead seen as a manageable chronic disease. Women who are living with HIV are faced with many challenges when they discover they are pregnant, are pregnant and discover they are living with HIV, or are considering having a baby while living with HIV.

    This poster shares the message that with appropriate treatment and prenatal care, women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

    Poster, 2016


    Saskatchewan continues to have high rates of HIV infection. Due to the availability of antiretroviral medication, HIV is no longer classified as a death sentence, but is instead seen as a manageable chronic disease. Women who are living with HIV are faced with many challenges when they discover they are pregnant, are pregnant and discover they are living with HIV, or are considering having a baby while living with HIV.

    This poster shares the message that with appropriate treatment and prenatal care, women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

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    SKU: 7-019
  • 7-021: HIV…it’s Different Now. Say Yes to the Test

    HIV…it’s Different Now. Say Yes to the Test

    Poster, 2017


    This poster highlights the importance of HIV testing as a routine part of prenatal care. With appropriate HIV treatment and care, women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

    Poster, 2017


    This poster highlights the importance of HIV testing as a routine part of prenatal care. With appropriate HIV treatment and care, women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

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    SKU: 7-021
  • HIV/AIDS and Child Abuse

    HIV/AIDS and Child Abuse

    Poster, 2012


    This poster talks about the connection between how experiencing child abuse increases the behaviours associated with HIV.

    Poster, 2012


    This poster talks about the connection between how experiencing child abuse increases the behaviours associated with HIV.

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    SKU: 7-010
  • HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy

    HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy

    Poster, 2011


    This poster states that HIV positive women can have healthy babies and highlights the importance of prenatal care.

    Poster, 2011


    This poster states that HIV positive women can have healthy babies and highlights the importance of prenatal care.

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    SKU: 7-004
  • Hope for the Future: Having a Healthy Pregnancy While Living with HIV

    Hope for the Future: Having a Healthy Pregnancy While Living with HIV

    Video, 2013


    This DVD shares information about HIV, pregnancy, and parenting, with the goal of showing that healthy pregnancies and healthy babies are possible for pregnant women living with HIV in Saskatchewan. The knowledge and experiences of people living with HIV and those who work in this area are shared. The DVD was created as a resource for health and allied health professionals and for people living with HIV in Saskatchewan.

    Video, 2013


    This DVD shares information about HIV, pregnancy, and parenting, with the goal of showing that healthy pregnancies and healthy babies are possible for pregnant women living with HIV in Saskatchewan. The knowledge and experiences of people living with HIV and those who work in this area are shared. The DVD was created as a resource for health and allied health professionals and for people living with HIV in Saskatchewan.

    SKU: 7-000
  • 7-V-701: How to End Unhealthy Relationships

    How to End Unhealthy Relationships

    Video, 2016


    This program offers adolescents insight on how to honestly assess the health of relationships, particularly romantic relationships and intense friendships, and presents concrete steps to help viewers end unhealthy relationships. Adolescents share their experiences, covering a broad spectrum of unhealthy relationships, from a once good friendship that has gone bad to a romantic relationship that has become abusive. Includes a pdf copy of a teacher’s resource book.

    Audience: Grade 7-Post Secondary

    Video, 2016


    This program offers adolescents insight on how to honestly assess the health of relationships, particularly romantic relationships and intense friendships, and presents concrete steps to help viewers end unhealthy relationships. Adolescents share their experiences, covering a broad spectrum of unhealthy relationships, from a once good friendship that has gone bad to a romantic relationship that has become abusive. Includes a pdf copy of a teacher’s resource book.

    Audience: Grade 7-Post Secondary
    SKU: 7-V-701
  • 7-213: It's Easier Than You Think Parent Tips

    It’s Easier Than You Think Parent Tips

    Booklet, 2017


    Talking about sex and sexual health with children can be difficult, and parents may not know where to start. The booklet, It’s Easier Than You Think: Parent Tips, is designed to help parents have these important conversations with their children. The booklet is a complement to the video It’s Easier Than You Think! Tips for Talking with Your Children about Sexual Health available from the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.

    Booklet, 2017


    Talking about sex and sexual health with children can be difficult, and parents may not know where to start. The booklet, It’s Easier Than You Think: Parent Tips, is designed to help parents have these important conversations with their children. The booklet is a complement to the video It’s Easier Than You Think! Tips for Talking with Your Children about Sexual Health available from the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.

    or
    SKU: 7-213
  • 7-211: Its Easier Than You Think

    It’s Easier Than You Think: Tips for Talking With Your Kids About Sexual Health

    Video, 2017


    Parents play an important role in the sexual health education of their children. Although parents may find this role challenging, they can be effective sexual health educators when provided with support and accurate information. This DVD provides parents with useful information about how to talk to their children about sexual health.

    Video, 2017


    Parents play an important role in the sexual health education of their children. Although parents may find this role challenging, they can be effective sexual health educators when provided with support and accurate information. This DVD provides parents with useful information about how to talk to their children about sexual health.

    SKU: 7-211
  • KIS-SK (Keep it Safe Saskatchewan Smart Phone App

    KIS-SK (Keep It Safe Saskatchewan) Smart Phone App

    Information Card, 2017


    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.

    The app allows users to:

    • Find free contraceptives and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing sites in Saskatchewan
    • Set reminders for taking contraceptives or booking health appointments
    • Learn about contraceptives and STIs
    • View helpful videos about using contraceptives

    Information cards providing information about the app are available for download or order.

    Information Card, 2017


    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.

    The app allows users to:

    • Find free contraceptives and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing sites in Saskatchewan
    • Set reminders for taking contraceptives or booking health appointments
    • Learn about contraceptives and STIs
    • View helpful videos about using contraceptives

    Information cards providing information about the app are available for download or order.

    or
    SKU: 7-013
  • 7-020: KIS-SK App Tear-Away Poster

    KIS-SK App Tear-Away Poster

    Poster, 2017


    To help individuals 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. This poster provides tear-away cards to advertise the availability of this app.

    Poster, 2017


    To help individuals 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. This poster provides tear-away cards to advertise the availability of this app.

    SKU: 7-020
  • Learning About My Body: Birth to Two Years of Age

    Learning about My Body: Birth to Two Years of Age

    Booklet, 2019


    Parents are the most important influence in a child’s life. Children learn about culture, spiritual beliefs, moral values, and social skills from their parents. Parents also play a crucial role in the physical, mental, emotional as well as sexual health development of their children.

    This book has been developed to support parents as their children’s sexual health educators. In particular, this book is meant to help parents share important messages with their children on growth and development.

    This book is available for loan through all Saskatchewan Public Libraries.

    Booklet, 2019


    Parents are the most important influence in a child’s life. Children learn about culture, spiritual beliefs, moral values, and social skills from their parents. Parents also play a crucial role in the physical, mental, emotional as well as sexual health development of their children.

    This book has been developed to support parents as their children’s sexual health educators. In particular, this book is meant to help parents share important messages with their children on growth and development.

    This book is available for loan through all Saskatchewan Public Libraries.
    or
    SKU: 7-209
  • Learning About My Body: Two to Five Years of Age

    Learning about My Body: Two to Five Years of Age

    Booklet, 2019


    Parents are the most important influence in a child’s life. Children learn about culture, spiritual beliefs, moral values, and social skills from their parents. Parents also play a crucial role in the physical, mental, emotional as well as sexual health development of their children.

    This book has been developed to support parents as their children’s sexual health educators. In particular, this book is meant to help parents share important messages with their children on growth and development.

    This book is available for loan through all Saskatchewan Public Libraries.

    Booklet, 2019


    Parents are the most important influence in a child’s life. Children learn about culture, spiritual beliefs, moral values, and social skills from their parents. Parents also play a crucial role in the physical, mental, emotional as well as sexual health development of their children.

    This book has been developed to support parents as their children’s sexual health educators. In particular, this book is meant to help parents share important messages with their children on growth and development.

    This book is available for loan through all Saskatchewan Public Libraries.
    or
    SKU: 7-210
  • Love, Life & Hiv: Voices of Young People with Hiv from Around the World

    Love, Life & HIV: Voices of Young People with HIV from Around the World

    Video, 2011


    This video shares the experiences of young people living with HIV from six different countries (the Dominican Republic, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and Swaziland). These young adults discuss a number of issues including facing stigma, accessing services, finding love, having a family, being supported, and getting involved in the response to HIV. Although young people living with HIV face different challenges, this video shows that there is life after an HIV diagnosis. This video can be viewed in English, and with French or Spanish subtitles.

    Video, 2011


    This video shares the experiences of young people living with HIV from six different countries (the Dominican Republic, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and Swaziland). These young adults discuss a number of issues including facing stigma, accessing services, finding love, having a family, being supported, and getting involved in the response to HIV. Although young people living with HIV face different challenges, this video shows that there is life after an HIV diagnosis. This video can be viewed in English, and with French or Spanish subtitles.

    SKU: 7-V-715
  • 7-204: Messages for Parents: Birth to Two Years

    Messages for Parents: Birth to Two Years

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    or
    SKU: 7-204
  • 7-206: Messages for Parents: Five to Eight Years

    Messages for Parents: Five to Eight Years

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    or
    SKU: 7-206
  • 7-207: Messages for Parents: Nine to Twelve Years

    Messages for Parents: Nine to Twelve Years

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    or
    SKU: 7-207
  • 7-208: Messages for Parents: Thirteen to Sixteen Years

    Messages for Parents: Thirteen to Sixteen Years

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    or
    SKU: 7-208
  • 7-205: Messages for Parents: Two to Five Years

    Messages for Parents: Two to Five Years

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    or
    SKU: 7-205
  • Mike’s Crush for Families - Teaching Relationship Skills to Adolescents with Autism, Asperger’s, or Intellectual Disabilities

    Mike’s Crush for Families: Teaching Relationship Skills to Adolescents with Autism, Asperger’s, or Intellectual Disabilities

    Video, 2011


    Adolescents who have disabilities want and need friendships and romantic relationships, just like their peers. It is important to learn relationship skills during adolescence so that when mistakes are made, there is a safety net in place. The goal of this DVD and accompanying booklet is to teach adolescents and young adults with autism, Asperger’s, or intellectual disabilities about healthy relationships.

    Video, 2011


    Adolescents who have disabilities want and need friendships and romantic relationships, just like their peers. It is important to learn relationship skills during adolescence so that when mistakes are made, there is a safety net in place. The goal of this DVD and accompanying booklet is to teach adolescents and young adults with autism, Asperger’s, or intellectual disabilities about healthy relationships.

    SKU: 7-V-725
  • Mitigating the Impacts of Sex and Sexuality in the Media on Children: Best Practices for Parents

    Mitigating the Impacts of Sex and Sexuality in the Media on Children: Best Practices for Parents

    Report, 2012


    This report describes various forms of media that children are exposed to, including television, movies, Internet, video games, music and music videos, and advertising. The impact of children’s exposure to sex and sexuality from these mentioned mediums is outlined and best practices for parents are provided.

    Report, 2012


    This report describes various forms of media that children are exposed to, including television, movies, Internet, video games, music and music videos, and advertising. The impact of children’s exposure to sex and sexuality from these mentioned mediums is outlined and best practices for parents are provided.



    SKU: 7-514
  • 7-531: Online Resources for Sexual Health Educators

    Online Resources for Sexual Health Educators

    Report, 2016


    There are numerous Canadian and American organizations that provide information and resources to help sexual health educators increase their knowledge and ability to teach youth about factors related to their sexual health. This document provides a list of online resources for sexual health educators, including lesson plans and information about contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections, and sexual orientation.

    Report, 2016


    There are numerous Canadian and American organizations that provide information and resources to help sexual health educators increase their knowledge and ability to teach youth about factors related to their sexual health. This document provides a list of online resources for sexual health educators, including lesson plans and information about contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections, and sexual orientation.



    SKU: 7-531
  • Parents as Sexual Health Educators for Their Children

    Parents as Sexual Health Educators

    Report, 2017


    Research indicates that parents play an important role in the sexual health education of their children. Although parents may find this role challenging, research indicates that parents can be effective sexual health educators when provided with support and accurate information. This literature review defines sexual health and sexual health education, discusses potential facilitators and barriers to parental provision of this type of education, and provides suggestions for parents. A list of online sexual resources for parents is also shared.

    Report, 2017


    Research indicates that parents play an important role in the sexual health education of their children. Although parents may find this role challenging, research indicates that parents can be effective sexual health educators when provided with support and accurate information. This literature review defines sexual health and sexual health education, discusses potential facilitators and barriers to parental provision of this type of education, and provides suggestions for parents. A list of online sexual resources for parents is also shared.



    SKU: 7-505
  • Pediatric Care and Support for Children Living with HIV in Saskatchewan

    Pediatric Care and Support for Children Living with HIV in Saskatchewan

    Report, 2013


    In the hopes of further educating health and allied health professionals who may work with children living with HIV, the review summarized the issues and challenges commonly faced by children living with HIV, along with their care and support needs. Read “Treatment and Care Issues Specific to Adolescents Living with HIV” (Resource 7-520), this is a review supplement for this report.

    Report, 2013


    In the hopes of further educating health and allied health professionals who may work with children living with HIV, the review summarized the issues and challenges commonly faced by children living with HIV, along with their care and support needs. Read “Treatment and Care Issues Specific to Adolescents Living with HIV” (Resource 7-520), this is a review supplement for this report.



    SKU: 7-519
  • Positive Youth

    Positive Youth

    Video, 2012


    This video shares the stories of 4 North American youth (3 males and 1 female; aged 18 to 27) who are infected and/or affected by HIV. Professionals, including a doctor and a counselor, also provide input and advice. The topics covered include being tested, staying healthy, disclosure, experiences of stigma, dating relationships, and making decisions about treatment. The overall message of this video is one of hope, as it shows that there is life after an HIV diagnosis.

    Video, 2012


    This video shares the stories of 4 North American youth (3 males and 1 female; aged 18 to 27) who are infected and/or affected by HIV. Professionals, including a doctor and a counselor, also provide input and advice. The topics covered include being tested, staying healthy, disclosure, experiences of stigma, dating relationships, and making decisions about treatment. The overall message of this video is one of hope, as it shows that there is life after an HIV diagnosis.

    SKU: 7-V-714
  • Pregnancy and HIV: Promoting Healthy Motherhood and Conception

    Pregnancy and HIV: Promoting Healthy Motherhood and Conception

    Video, 2012


    To promote further awareness of pregnancy and HIV in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute in collaboration with Continuing Nursing Education, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Ministry of Education; and Saskatchewan Ministry of Health presented a satellite broadcast presentation entitled “Pregnancy and HIV: Promoting Healthy Motherhood and Conception” on March 8, 2012. The key objectives for this presentation are to introduce the clinical and social issues related to pregnancy, pregnancy planning, conception, and motherhood for people living with HIV and their partners.

    Video, 2012


    To promote further awareness of pregnancy and HIV in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute in collaboration with Continuing Nursing Education, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Ministry of Education; and Saskatchewan Ministry of Health presented a satellite broadcast presentation entitled “Pregnancy and HIV: Promoting Healthy Motherhood and Conception” on March 8, 2012. The key objectives for this presentation are to introduce the clinical and social issues related to pregnancy, pregnancy planning, conception, and motherhood for people living with HIV and their partners.

    SKU: 7-V-704
  • Prevention of HIV Infection in Adolescents

    Prevention of HIV Infection in Adolescents

    Report, 2015


    Primary prevention of HIV infection in Saskatchewan youth is important, both for their own health and for the health of their future children. This review highlights the importance of HIV prevention for adolescents by summarizing information about common HIV risk behaviours in adolescence and examining ways to most effectively reduce the risk of infection.

    Report, 2015


    Primary prevention of HIV infection in Saskatchewan youth is important, both for their own health and for the health of their future children. This review highlights the importance of HIV prevention for adolescents by summarizing information about common HIV risk behaviours in adolescence and examining ways to most effectively reduce the risk of infection.



    SKU: 7-522
  • Promising Models of HIV Prevention Programming for Youth in Saskatchwan

    Promising Models of HIV Prevention Programming for Youth in Saskatchewan

    Report, 2015


    This report identifies youth-specific HIV prevention programming in Saskatchewan, while also highlighting programming in North America that may be able to be adapted for Saskatchewan.

    Report, 2015


    This report identifies youth-specific HIV prevention programming in Saskatchewan, while also highlighting programming in North America that may be able to be adapted for Saskatchewan.



    SKU: 7-523
  • Promising Models of Programming for Youth Living with HIV

    Promising Models of Programming for Youth Living with HIV

    Report, 2013


    The environmental scan identifies existing, effective programs and services in North America for youth living with HIV.

    Report, 2013


    The environmental scan identifies existing, effective programs and services in North America for youth living with HIV.



    SKU: 7-521
  • Protect Your Fertility

    Protect Your Fertility

    Poster, 2014


    States that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can damage fertility, harm pregnancies, and affect newborn babies.

    Poster, 2014


    States that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can damage fertility, harm pregnancies, and affect newborn babies.

    or
    SKU: 7-012
  • Provincial Services for Women Living with HIV Who Have Experienced Violence and Abuse

    Provincial Services for Women Living with HIV Who Have Experienced Violence and Abuse

    Report, 2012


    This document outlines agencies (provincial and national) that provide services for women who have experienced abuse, sexual abuse, and/or have HIV. Descriptions and contact information (phone numbers and websites) are provided.

    Report, 2012


    This document outlines agencies (provincial and national) that provide services for women who have experienced abuse, sexual abuse, and/or have HIV. Descriptions and contact information (phone numbers and websites) are provided.



    SKU: 7-512
  • 7-009: Prenatal Screening Algorithm

    Screening for HIV as Part of Prenatal Care Prior to Week 36

    Poster, 2016


    This algorithm provides Saskatchewan-specific guidelines for HIV screening in pregnant women prior to 36 weeks gestation.

    Poster, 2016


    This algorithm provides Saskatchewan-specific guidelines for HIV screening in pregnant women prior to 36 weeks gestation.



    SKU: 7-009
  • Sexting: Sex plus Text Equals Trouble

    Sexting: Sex plus Text Equals Trouble

    Video, 2010


    Peer hosts and true-to-life vignettes show teens the dangers of sexting.

    At the end of this program students will know the following:

    • Sexting is the act of posting and sending sexually explicit or sexually suggestive messages, photographs, and videos most often using cell phones.
    • The possible consequences of sexting – everything ranging from the personal humiliation to serious legal problems that could result in felony child pornography convictions.
    • That nothing sent by cell phone or computer or posted on the Internet is ever totally private or ever entirely erased.
    • The importance of protecting yourself online by guarding your passwords, user IDs, and social networking sites.
    • That all actions have consequences and even “funny, innocent” photos and text messages can end up in the hands of bullies, predators, and child pornographers.

    Video, 2010


    Peer hosts and true-to-life vignettes show teens the dangers of sexting.

    At the end of this program students will know the following:

    • Sexting is the act of posting and sending sexually explicit or sexually suggestive messages, photographs, and videos most often using cell phones.
    • The possible consequences of sexting – everything ranging from the personal humiliation to serious legal problems that could result in felony child pornography convictions.
    • That nothing sent by cell phone or computer or posted on the Internet is ever totally private or ever entirely erased.
    • The importance of protecting yourself online by guarding your passwords, user IDs, and social networking sites.
    • That all actions have consequences and even “funny, innocent” photos and text messages can end up in the hands of bullies, predators, and child pornographers.
    SKU: 7-V-708
  • Sexual Development Flip Chart and Nurse’s Notes

    Sexual Development Flip Chart and Notes

    Flip Chart, 2018


    This flip chart includes nurse’s notes for age groups birth to 2 years, 2-5 years, 5-8 years, 9-12 years, and 13-16 years. It has been developed to support health professionals in their support of parents as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    Flip Chart, 2018


    This flip chart includes nurse’s notes for age groups birth to 2 years, 2-5 years, 5-8 years, 9-12 years, and 13-16 years. It has been developed to support health professionals in their support of parents as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    or
    SKU: 7-203
  • 7-530: Sexual Health Education for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities

    Sexual Health Education for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities

    Report, 2016


    Research has shown that individuals with intellectual disabilities have the desire to learn about sexual health issues and often have engaged in sexual activities. Adolescents with intellectual disabilities, like all individuals, have the right to sexual health education that provides them with the knowledge, skills, and ability to make decisions related to their own sexual health. This evidence summary highlights common myths and research evidence about providing sexual education to adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Recommendations for education programs and resources are also provided.

    Report, 2016


    Research has shown that individuals with intellectual disabilities have the desire to learn about sexual health issues and often have engaged in sexual activities. Adolescents with intellectual disabilities, like all individuals, have the right to sexual health education that provides them with the knowledge, skills, and ability to make decisions related to their own sexual health. This evidence summary highlights common myths and research evidence about providing sexual education to adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Recommendations for education programs and resources are also provided.



    SKU: 7-530
  • Sexual Health Education for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities Literature Review

    Sexual Health Education for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities

    Report, 2015


    Adolescents with intellectual disabilities, like all individuals, deserve the opportunity to enjoy personal sexual fulfillment in a healthy, empowering way. Research has shown that individuals with intellectual disabilities have the right to and a need for sexual health education. Sexual health education can help to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to explore their sexuality in positive ways, learn how to have healthy relationships, learn how to make their own decisions related to their sexual health, and reduce their vulnerability to sexual abuse. Education can also help to reduce inappropriate sexual expression.

    This literature review highlights the need for sexual health education for individuals living with intellectual disabilities. It also describes the limited available evidence for what works for teaching sexual health education to this population and provides recommendations for further areas of educational development.

    Report, 2015


    Adolescents with intellectual disabilities, like all individuals, deserve the opportunity to enjoy personal sexual fulfillment in a healthy, empowering way. Research has shown that individuals with intellectual disabilities have the right to and a need for sexual health education. Sexual health education can help to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to explore their sexuality in positive ways, learn how to have healthy relationships, learn how to make their own decisions related to their sexual health, and reduce their vulnerability to sexual abuse. Education can also help to reduce inappropriate sexual expression.

    This literature review highlights the need for sexual health education for individuals living with intellectual disabilities. It also describes the limited available evidence for what works for teaching sexual health education to this population and provides recommendations for further areas of educational development.



    SKU: 7-527
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Report, 2010


    This report presents the results of an environmental scan of available education resources focused on the effects of STIs, and their impact on fertility, pregnancy, and the newborn. Included is a preliminary assessment of the needs of health and allied health professionals in Saskatchewan for resources in this area.

    Report, 2010


    This report presents the results of an environmental scan of available education resources focused on the effects of STIs, and their impact on fertility, pregnancy, and the newborn. Included is a preliminary assessment of the needs of health and allied health professionals in Saskatchewan for resources in this area.



    SKU: 7-502
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Executive Summary

    Report, 2011


    This executive summary is for the report “Sexually Transmitted Infections and Their Effects on Fertility, Pregnancy, and the Newborn: An Environmental Scan of Available Resources and a Preliminary Needs Assessment for Saskatchewan Health Care Providers”.

    Report, 2011


    This executive summary is for the report “Sexually Transmitted Infections and Their Effects on Fertility, Pregnancy, and the Newborn: An Environmental Scan of Available Resources and a Preliminary Needs Assessment for Saskatchewan Health Care Providers”.



    SKU: 7-503
  • 7-002: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Are You Positive You’re Negative?

    Sexually Transmitted Infections: Are You Positive You’re Negative?

    Brochure, 2016


    This brochure, designed for use with youth, explains what sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are, how to avoid STIs, and how to find out if you have an STI. It also includes information about the effects of STIs on fertility, pregnancies, and newborn babies.

    Brochure, 2016


    This brochure, designed for use with youth, explains what sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are, how to avoid STIs, and how to find out if you have an STI. It also includes information about the effects of STIs on fertility, pregnancies, and newborn babies.

    or
    SKU: 7-002
  • STI Booklet

    Sexually Transmitted Infections: What You Need to Know

    Booklet, 2016


    Saskatchewan has high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If STIs are not treated, they can cause serious health issues for males, females, and unborn babies. This booklet is designed for use with youth. It provides information about nine different STIs including possible symptoms, how they are spread, how to get tested, and what happens if they are not treated. Information about the impact of STIs on fertility, pregnancy, and newborn babies is also shared.

    Booklet, 2016


    Saskatchewan has high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If STIs are not treated, they can cause serious health issues for males, females, and unborn babies. This booklet is designed for use with youth. It provides information about nine different STIs including possible symptoms, how they are spread, how to get tested, and what happens if they are not treated. Information about the impact of STIs on fertility, pregnancy, and newborn babies is also shared.

    or
    SKU: 7-017
  • Substance Use, Pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS: Treatment Programs for Pregnant Women

    Substance Use, Pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS: Treatment Programs for Pregnant Women

    Report, 2012


    This living document identifies existing substance use treatment programs and services available to pregnant women and pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS in North America, with a particular focus on Saskatchewan. The information provided through the current environmental scan is useful both for pregnant women who use substances who are seeking services, and for healthcare professionals, who can use this information to assist women in accessing services that are appropriate to their needs. Ideally, this would be done as part of a multidisciplinary team, where the referring professional continues to be involved in the care of the woman. It is hoped that the information provided will increase awareness of the existing substance use treatment centres and programs for pregnant women, with the goal of potentially increasing referrals to and use of these programs.

    Report, 2012


    This living document identifies existing substance use treatment programs and services available to pregnant women and pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS in North America, with a particular focus on Saskatchewan. The information provided through the current environmental scan is useful both for pregnant women who use substances who are seeking services, and for healthcare professionals, who can use this information to assist women in accessing services that are appropriate to their needs. Ideally, this would be done as part of a multidisciplinary team, where the referring professional continues to be involved in the care of the woman. It is hoped that the information provided will increase awareness of the existing substance use treatment centres and programs for pregnant women, with the goal of potentially increasing referrals to and use of these programs.



    SKU: 7-509
  • The Bystander Moment – Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots

    Video, 2018


    The Bystander Moment, featuring leading anti-violence educator and author Jackson Katz, explores the role played by bystanders – especially friends, teammates, classmates, and co-workers-in perpetuating sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender violence. In riveting analysis illustrated with archival footage and clips from news, sports, and entertainment media, Katz gives special attention to peer culture dynamics – especially male peer culture dynamics across race and ethnicity – that help to normalize sexism and misogyny while silencing other men in the face of abuse. The Bystander Moment also stresses the crucial importance of appealing to people not as potential perpetrators or passive spectators, but as active bystanders and potential leaders who have a positive role to play in challenging and changing the sexist cultural norms that too often lead to gender violence. The result is an indispensable educational tool in the ongoing struggle to prevent sexism and misogyny and promote gender equality. A study guide is available at http://bystandermoment.org/pdfs/bystander-moment-study-guide.pdf.

    Video, 2018


    The Bystander Moment, featuring leading anti-violence educator and author Jackson Katz, explores the role played by bystanders – especially friends, teammates, classmates, and co-workers-in perpetuating sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender violence. In riveting analysis illustrated with archival footage and clips from news, sports, and entertainment media, Katz gives special attention to peer culture dynamics – especially male peer culture dynamics across race and ethnicity – that help to normalize sexism and misogyny while silencing other men in the face of abuse. The Bystander Moment also stresses the crucial importance of appealing to people not as potential perpetrators or passive spectators, but as active bystanders and potential leaders who have a positive role to play in challenging and changing the sexist cultural norms that too often lead to gender violence. The result is an indispensable educational tool in the ongoing struggle to prevent sexism and misogyny and promote gender equality. A study guide is available at http://bystandermoment.org/pdfs/bystander-moment-study-guide.pdf.

    SKU: 7-V-702
  • The Decision

    The Decision

    Video, 2012


    This video will help students start to discuss the decisions involved in having sex for the first time, including birth control, condoms, abuse, consent, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and more. Discussion questions for instructors are also included. The video is fast-paced, with quick interview clips.

    Video, 2012


    This video will help students start to discuss the decisions involved in having sex for the first time, including birth control, condoms, abuse, consent, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and more. Discussion questions for instructors are also included. The video is fast-paced, with quick interview clips.

    SKU: 7-V-720
  • The Impact of Substance Use on Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

    The Impact of Substance Use on Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV

    Report, 2012


    This literature review aimed to assess the impact of substance use on mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Such a review was deemed necessary due to Saskatchewan’s unique HIV profile. Specifically, new cases of HIV in Saskatchewan are: (a) the highest in Canada; (b) most often associated with injection drug use (IDU); and (c) increasing rapidly in women of childbearing age (ages 15 to 39). The primary questions addressed in the report include: Why do substance use services need to be focused on to avoid MTCT of HIV? How does having a substance use issue influence high risk behaviours that can lead to HIV infection? How does having a substance use issue affect virus progression and impact the health of pregnant women living with HIV?

    Report, 2012


    This literature review aimed to assess the impact of substance use on mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Such a review was deemed necessary due to Saskatchewan’s unique HIV profile. Specifically, new cases of HIV in Saskatchewan are: (a) the highest in Canada; (b) most often associated with injection drug use (IDU); and (c) increasing rapidly in women of childbearing age (ages 15 to 39). The primary questions addressed in the report include: Why do substance use services need to be focused on to avoid MTCT of HIV? How does having a substance use issue influence high risk behaviours that can lead to HIV infection? How does having a substance use issue affect virus progression and impact the health of pregnant women living with HIV?



    SKU: 7-508
  • The Latest about Hiv and Aids: What Every Student Still Needs to Know

    The Latest about HIV and AIDS: What Every Student Still Needs to Know

    Video, 2012


    There is still no cure for AIDS, and teens and people in their 20’s account for many of the new cases of HIV infection. Using crisp animations, the program clearly details how HIV invades CD4 cells and weakens the body’s immune system and can lead to AIDS. The program debunks myths about how the virus is transmitted and identifies those behaviours that do, and do not, put people at risk of HIV infection. The program reviews the most recent information on HIV testing and stresses the importance of treatment for protecting one’s health and the health of others. A variety of HIV-positive people describe how they got infected, why they got tested, and how their lives have been affected by the virus.

    Two supplemental programs are included on this DVD – How to Use a Female Condom and How to Use a Male Condom. These programs use graphics to demonstrate the proper way to use a condom. Before using these optional programs, you may need to check with your school’s policy on sex education as to whether parental permission is required.

    Includes a PDF copy of teacher’s resource book.

    Audience: Grade 7-Post Secondary

    Video, 2012


    There is still no cure for AIDS, and teens and people in their 20’s account for many of the new cases of HIV infection. Using crisp animations, the program clearly details how HIV invades CD4 cells and weakens the body’s immune system and can lead to AIDS. The program debunks myths about how the virus is transmitted and identifies those behaviours that do, and do not, put people at risk of HIV infection. The program reviews the most recent information on HIV testing and stresses the importance of treatment for protecting one’s health and the health of others. A variety of HIV-positive people describe how they got infected, why they got tested, and how their lives have been affected by the virus.

    Two supplemental programs are included on this DVD – How to Use a Female Condom and How to Use a Male Condom. These programs use graphics to demonstrate the proper way to use a condom. Before using these optional programs, you may need to check with your school’s policy on sex education as to whether parental permission is required.

    Includes a PDF copy of teacher’s resource book.

    Audience: Grade 7-Post Secondary

    SKU: 7-V-706
  • This Time Last Winter

    This Time Last Winter

    Video, 2010


    This short drama explores violence in young relationships. Iona has suffered a violent incident and lost consciousness. As she struggles to recall how it happened, her mother tells her it was caused by Iona’s indie rock musician boyfriend. Iona refuses to believe it. To find out for herself, she returns to the location of her last memory – his funky warehouse apartment, full of love, desire and magic. Through interracial relationships and the healing of a talking circle, the film explores the moment of choice we face when the urge to be violent surfaces.

    Video, 2010


    This short drama explores violence in young relationships. Iona has suffered a violent incident and lost consciousness. As she struggles to recall how it happened, her mother tells her it was caused by Iona’s indie rock musician boyfriend. Iona refuses to believe it. To find out for herself, she returns to the location of her last memory – his funky warehouse apartment, full of love, desire and magic. Through interracial relationships and the healing of a talking circle, the film explores the moment of choice we face when the urge to be violent surfaces.

    SKU: 7-V-719
  • 7-302: Parent Tips on Talking

    Tips for Talking With Your Child: How to Build Healthy Relationships, Including Dating Relationships

    Booklet, 2018


    Teaching young people how to build healthy relationships provides them with valuable skills that can promote their overall health. This resource is designed for parents and provides tips for talking with their children about building healthy relationships, including dating relationships.

    Booklet, 2018


    Teaching young people how to build healthy relationships provides them with valuable skills that can promote their overall health. This resource is designed for parents and provides tips for talking with their children about building healthy relationships, including dating relationships.

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    SKU: 7-302
  • 7-303: Tips for Talking With Your Students: How to Build Healthy Relationships, Including Dating Relationships

    Tips for Talking With Your Students: How to Build Healthy Relationships, Including Dating Relationships

    Report, 2018


    Teaching young people how to build healthy relationships provides them with valuable skills that can promote their overall health. This resource is designed for educators and provides tips for educating students about building healthy relationships, including dating relationships.

    Report, 2018


    Teaching young people how to build healthy relationships provides them with valuable skills that can promote their overall health. This resource is designed for educators and provides tips for educating students about building healthy relationships, including dating relationships.



    SKU: 7-303
  • Traditional Teachings

    Traditional Teachings

    Video, 2012


    Traditional Teachings: A Journey from Young Child to Young Adult. Elders share their wisdom regarding the cultural practices, laws, and traditional values surrounding the sexual maturation of First Nations children to young adulthood. The video is a full length production of teachings and life stories of eight Elders from the Plains Cree, Dakota, Dene, Nakota, and Saulteaux First Nations of Saskatchewan. The DVD was created as a resource for educators and health care providers, family and community members, and others as they support youth to make positive lifestyle choices for their sexual and reproductive health.

    A short introduction to the complete production is available on YouTube

    Video, 2012


    Traditional Teachings: A Journey from Young Child to Young Adult. Elders share their wisdom regarding the cultural practices, laws, and traditional values surrounding the sexual maturation of First Nations children to young adulthood. The video is a full length production of teachings and life stories of eight Elders from the Plains Cree, Dakota, Dene, Nakota, and Saulteaux First Nations of Saskatchewan. The DVD was created as a resource for educators and health care providers, family and community members, and others as they support youth to make positive lifestyle choices for their sexual and reproductive health.

    A short introduction to the complete production is available on YouTube

    SKU: 7-900
  • Treatment and Care Issues Specific to Adolescents Living with HIV

    Treatment and Care Issues Specific to Adolescents Living with HIV

    Report, 2013


    This review is a supplement to “Pediatric Care and Support for Children Living with HIV in Saskatchewan” (Resource 7-519). Information is provided on common issues facing adolescents who were perinatally infected with HIV.

    Report, 2013


    This review is a supplement to “Pediatric Care and Support for Children Living with HIV in Saskatchewan” (Resource 7-519). Information is provided on common issues facing adolescents who were perinatally infected with HIV.



    SKU: 7-520
  • Understanding and Teaching About Consent

    Understanding and Teaching About Consent

    Fact Sheet, 2016


    This resource provides definitions, explanations, and resources to help health professionals and educators teach youth about consent.

    Fact Sheet, 2016


    This resource provides definitions, explanations, and resources to help health professionals and educators teach youth about consent.



    SKU: 7-533
  • Vertical (Mother-to-child) Transmission of HIV: Prevention, Treatment, and Education

    Vertical (Mother-to-child) Transmission of HIV: Prevention, Treatment, and Education

    Report, 2011


    Saskatchewan continues to see high rates of new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in comparison to the rest of Canada. A large number of these new cases are being identified in women of childbearing age.

    Recognizing the importance of understanding HIV in the context of pregnancy, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute conducted a review of the literature in this area. The review includes findings and recommendations on vertical transmission, transmission prevention, barriers to prevention, and health promotion around these topics.

    Report, 2011


    Saskatchewan continues to see high rates of new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in comparison to the rest of Canada. A large number of these new cases are being identified in women of childbearing age.

    Recognizing the importance of understanding HIV in the context of pregnancy, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute conducted a review of the literature in this area. The review includes findings and recommendations on vertical transmission, transmission prevention, barriers to prevention, and health promotion around these topics.



    SKU: 7-501
  • Your Choices Matter Facilitator’s Guide

    Your Choices Matter Facilitator’s Guide

    Guide and Manual, 2014


    In conjunction with the Your Choices Matter Video, the Facilitator’s Guide can be used to engage youth and communities to have conversations about health and behaviour choices that they are making today to ensure the best health outcome for themselves and their future children. The guide provides background information and several lesson plans, which can be used in the classroom or in a group setting, to address the various topics introduced in the video.

    While the Your Choices Matter Video is meant to introduce the topic of infant mortality and health behaviours, the lesson plans are a way to take this a step further. Each lesson addresses common risk factors for infant mortality and can help guide discussion about the impact of these risk factors for youth today and in the future, and for their future children. Each lesson has been linked to the Saskatchewan Curriculum and, where applicable, includes marking rubrics.

    Guide and Manual, 2014


    In conjunction with the Your Choices Matter Video, the Facilitator’s Guide can be used to engage youth and communities to have conversations about health and behaviour choices that they are making today to ensure the best health outcome for themselves and their future children. The guide provides background information and several lesson plans, which can be used in the classroom or in a group setting, to address the various topics introduced in the video.

    While the Your Choices Matter Video is meant to introduce the topic of infant mortality and health behaviours, the lesson plans are a way to take this a step further. Each lesson addresses common risk factors for infant mortality and can help guide discussion about the impact of these risk factors for youth today and in the future, and for their future children. Each lesson has been linked to the Saskatchewan Curriculum and, where applicable, includes marking rubrics.



    SKU: 2-120
  • 7-015: Youth Sexual Health Resource Card

    Youth Sexual Health

    Information Card, 2017


    This information card provides Saskatchewan-specific contacts for youth to access free, anonymous, and confidential sexual and reproductive health services via telephone and/or the Internet. These wallet-size cards are packaged in multiples of 90.

    Information Card, 2017


    This information card provides Saskatchewan-specific contacts for youth to access free, anonymous, and confidential sexual and reproductive health services via telephone and/or the Internet. These wallet-size cards are packaged in multiples of 90.

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    SKU: 7-015