Sexual and Reproductive Health
Sexual health plays a major role in the overall health and well being of individuals throughout their lives.
The Reproductive Health Consultant must ensure that sexual health programs are provided to address sexuality issues through the lifespan from preconception to death, to enhancing the ability of the people to create significant improvements in the health of themselves, their families, and their communities.
Sexual health encompasses; sex, reproduction, gender identity and roles, sexual orientation, puberty, contraception, STI, unintended pregnancy, abortions, breast health, infertility, menopause, men's health and sexual dysfunction.
Children: need to be given a healthy start to develop a positive self-image and self-awareness and to establish satisfying relationships.
Youth and young adults: need education: sexual feelings, decision making, how to avoid unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Midlife and Seniors: their values are developed through out life and continue to influence their health and quality of life. This needs to be supported as their self-awareness, relationships and sexuality matures.Public Health Nurses are able to assist with information and the delivery of education on all sexual and reproductive topics, both in the education facilities and in the communities.
The Reproductive Health Consultant is responsible for the expertise in the area of reproductive health, coordinating, developing, implementation and evaluating new and existing reproductive health programs. The Reproductive Health Consultant will network to evaluate trends and address sexuality issues as they evolve, in conjunction with other branches in Western Health and stakeholders in the Western region.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Presentations (PDFs)
Breast Health in Young Women
Breast Health in Women 35+
Men's Health: Testicular and Breast
Sexuality and You
Talking to Your Kids About Sex
Talking to Your Teens About Sex
For more information:
Contact the Regional Reproductive Health Consultant
Western Memorial Regional Hospital
Corner Brook, NL
Phone: (709) 637-5000 extension 5492