Supporting and respecting the relationships and sexual health needs of your youth.
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- Ask your Family Physician about puberty, sexuality, and how to talk to your youth.
- Read about scenarios for parents and tips to guide conversations with youth.
Check out Shift Education for information on one-on-one coaching and/or group workshops for youth and families on health and safety, relationships, and sexuality (for youth with diverse abilities).
Become an “Askable Adult” to help your youth feel more comfortable talking to you about sex. Look for Meg Hickling’s “Speaking of Sex” series at your library or online to help guide the conversations.
- When you have questions – call Sex Sense at 1-800-SEX-SENSE (1-800-739-7367) throughout BC or send them an email.
- Youth clinics offer sexual health services and information that your family doctor may not. They are also free! Find a Youth Clinic:
- Contact your local chapter of Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) for information and support on issues of gender identity and sexual orientation.
- Learn about LGBTQ-friendly information through QMUNITY: BC's Queer Resource Centre.
- Learn about services for youth living with HIV and Hep C through YouthCO: Youth Leading the HIV and Hep C Movement.
- Ask your Physician or Nurse Practitioner about a referral to GF Strong Sexual Health Rehabilitation Service for needs identified by your Family Checklist.
- Make use of Sunny Hill Resource Library. They have free shipping of materials throughout BC.