STI : Sexually transmitted infections [➦]
• Informative brochure
Public Health Agency of Canada
Release Date and Last Update
2015 (updated in 2018)
This updated booklet is targeted to youth. It discusses signs and symptoms of STIs, how to get tested, how to prevent STIs. It also provides messages for making healthy decisions.
The STIs covered include: chlamydia, lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, human papillomavirus (HPV) and anogenital warts, genital herpes, hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and pubic lice and scabies. It also contains a “risk rater” that lists the risk of STI transmission with different sex acts.
Public Health Agency of Canada (2018). STI : Sexually Transmitted Infections. [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://librarypdf.catie.ca/PDF/ATI-20000s/24801.pdf .
To Access the Tool
This tool uses the outdated name (STIs) for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs), including in its title. It also has a moralizing tone regarding sexuality in the sense that it uses strange formulations (see page 3) and considers abstinence as a protection means. Furthermore, it is not inclusive and is cisnormative, considering that men can only have a penis and women can only have a vagina, for example.
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